Making Your Images Picture Perfect

Sixty-two percent of us post online pictures and videos, John Donvan has tips to capture memories.
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Finally tonight our obsession with capturing everything on camera, pictures so easy to take with these and so easy to share on the internet, a new study shows 62 percent of adults online post pictures and videos. Abc's jon donvan has tips on how to make your favorite memories look even better. Reporter: New york landmark, times square with how many angles to it? Well, there's this. And this. And this. And this. And this. And this. And this. As many as there are of us taking pictures of it, which is -- well -- a lot more than there used to be. We're a photographer nation now. Thanks to a newly formed 21st century limb, the camera phone. Take a look. In 1930, the world was taking a billion photographs a year. A lot. In 1960, it tripled to 3 billion. In 1990, 57 billion. Right now, 850 billion. And while there may be too many pictures of what people had for lunch, a cliche never again sunset ot shoe-stagrams, there are more stunning pictures being taken too. Glimpses into what we see and share with each other. Joe brown, technology editor at "wired," amateur photographer, professional critic, knows exactly how best to capture that moment. People are getting better, which is nice because my facebook feed doesn't look so terrible anymore. Reporter: The most common mistake? Using the flash. Like, if you want to make your subject look like a vampire, by all means, shine a giant, ultra white light in their face. Reporter: Also, use those lines. Turn on that grid you didn't even know was there. Straighten things up. Nothing kills a photograph more than it being crooked. Reporter: And be mindful of composition. Use those gridlines to place your subjects along its intersections. Professionals call it the rule of thirds. And finally, be alive to the moments around you. Freeze some beauty. Capture what used to be gone in an instant, but now lingers, alive, in photographer nation. And the 4.4 trillion photographs that now exist to tell your story. John donvan, abc news, new york. Thank to jon john for a good photographer fee course. Send us your photos. You can share them an flicker. Go to abcnews.Com to find out

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