6 Tips for Beginning Photographers

You don't have to be a professional to take great photographs. Follow the tips below and you will be well on your way to creating amazing photographs: Fancy equipment does not make a better photographer. It has often been said the best camera to shoot with is the one you have on you. Be it camera phone, point and shoot or DSLR, they all do the same thing, make pictures. You are the one who gives your images vision. Learn how to us what you have really well, then upgrade to a better camera. Carry your camera with you daily. There is nothing worse than missing a great shot, milestone or moment because you left your camera at home. Get into the habit of carrying your camera with you so you can shoot on the fly. This is hands down the most important thing a beginning photographer can … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Conquer Your Photography Demons

There is nothing worse than fear and doubt getting in the way when you are trying to be creative. They tend to show up at the most inconvenient times and can trigger internal conversations something like this: You are not good enough. What makes you think you can take a great picture? You have no vision. She/he is a much better photographer than you. These thoughts are not unique to any one individual and the list could easily be a mile long with additional negative thoughts. When you need to be creative, make a beautiful picture or get something done, it helps to have a few things in place to help you conquer your demons and do the work: Establish a ritual. Shoot your morning beverage everyday. You don't need a fancy camera or special lighting, just get started and do … [Read more...]

4 Creative Photo Ideas for the Summer Months

Do you need some new photography ideas for the hot Summer months? Below are four photo ideas to get your creative juices flowing and help you improve your photography skills: Flower Portraits Your local farmers market or floral store should provide a nice variety of blooms and foliage to use  in your photography shoot. Whenever possible, use natural light and white poster board or aluminum foil as an inexpensive reflector for shadows. Keep your background clutter-free and use a tripod, remote release and low ISO for the best floral photos. Focused Perspective Focused perspective is a fun technique that “tricks” the viewer into believing that certain objects are smaller or larger than they really are. All you need to take a forced perspective photo is a camera, creativity, a willing … [Read more...]