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Tips for taking good videos and photos

We're delighted that you've chosen to be part of Team Macmillan, whether you're fundraising, volunteering, or helping us raise awareness of what it's like living with cancer.

Sharing your videos and pictures with us helps Macmillan tell your story and inspire others to support people living with cancer. It might be a photo of you hiking the Jurassic Coast in your green Macmillan t-shirt, or maybe it's an honest video about how chemotherapy treatment has been for you.

Whatever you're capturing, here are our top tips for bringing your videos and pictures to life.

Our top 5 tips

Whether you're a camera pro or it's completely new to you, read our top tips for getting excellent snaps and clips.
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1. Hold your device the right way round
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2. Set up the shot
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3. Choose the best location
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4. Get the lighting right
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5. Look at the camera
Bonus tip for video