Quote: "Surround yourself with people who will lift you higher and allow you to shine brighter." (just click on the photo to get the full effect) Basic Photography Tips Of The Month: Get in close. Zoom decreases your photo quality, but your feet don't. ... Practice every day. ... Check for even lighting. ... Keep an eye out for composition. ... Keep your batteries charged. ... Plan out your depth of field. ... Watch for the golden hour. ... Stick to the rule of thirds. "New"