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What tips and tricks do you use when you're forced to take photos with whatever you have available?

My personal favourite is for reducing the rabbit-in-the-headlights look with a point and shoot. Use a piece of white paper or card to reflect the flash onto the ceiling. It diffuses the light nicely.

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If someone could change this to community wiki, that'd be great. I don't have enough reputation... –  Damovisa Nov 26 '10 at 0:49
    
I've flagged it for moderator attention so they can switch it for you. –  John Cavan Nov 26 '10 at 2:57
    
Switched it to wiki for you. –  chills42 Nov 26 '10 at 4:10
    
I really like this question. –  BBischof Nov 26 '10 at 5:57
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Fill flash: turn the flash setting to "always on" to fill in shadows. Great for sunny days.

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I always carry my cellphone so it's my default camera whenever there's nothing else, and take lots of shots with it.

Another trick is to carry a slide frame in your wallet.

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Why the slide frame? –  Damovisa Nov 26 '10 at 1:07
    
@Damovisa at a guess, I'd say it's for image composition –  Rowland Shaw Nov 26 '10 at 7:55
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Just like Rowland said! Hold a slide frame near to your eyes and you have a wide angle lens, hold it far away and you have a telephoto. It's a really neat trick that fits in your wallet. –  t3mujin Nov 26 '10 at 10:59
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