Photo Tips

PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTO EDITING TIPS

April 24, 2014

Spring Photography: More than Flowers!

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Springtime is a great time for photos of the new flowers coming out, but do not forget that there’s a whole wide world! Look for budding trees, dogs playing outside, people enjoying the first bits of real warmth for other spring...

March 18, 2014

Rainbows

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Rainbows change rapidly, so one must move fast to get the best shot. This photo was taken in Newfoundland on an Airstream Caravan. As our group of 60 headed to dinner it was pouring rain, and most members did not take their cameras. I...

March 10, 2014

iPhone Photography Tip: Use the grid

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The rule of thirds is a fundamental concept in photograph. As Rob Patterson explains, it really is key to taking better photos. And the iPhone makes it easy. So use it! Keep the grid on until you have trained yourself to see the world...

February 24, 2014

iPhone Photography Tip: Wear headphones

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If you are trying to capture candid photos or do a little street photography, then throw on your headphones with the music off. You will remain aware of your surroundings, but everyone will assume you are listening to music and paying...

February 20, 2014

iPhone Photography Tip: Play it cool

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The one truly unique part about iPhone photography is that no-one really knows if you are taking a photo. After all, many of us stand around playing with our phones all the time, checking Facebook or reading texts. This opens up...

February 17, 2014

iPhone Photography Tip: Get close

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iPhone photography opens up amazing possibilities for getting close to your subject because it is so portable. And that’s a good thing, since it lacks the powerful zoom lens of a tradition SLR camera. So take advantage of this to get...

February 11, 2014

Spring Break: Bright Sunny Day

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If you’re lucky enough to be in a sunny place for spring break, then you have a great opportunity to take some photos outdoors or on the beach. Just remember to use fill flash. The bright sun creates harsh shadows – especially if...

February 5, 2014

Beach Photography: Find a Focal Point

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The beach can be a beautiful place. But it can also be a flat, empty, boring place. The key to great beach photography is to find interesting focal points. People having fun, sunbathing or swimming, are an obvious choice. So are any...

January 23, 2014

Bursts of Activity

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Kids move quickly – and adorably. Set your camera to burst mode to get some rapid-fire shots of kinds in action. You’re more likely to capture the perfect moment, and keep an eye out for sequences which can be combined into a playful...

January 21, 2014

Let Your Personality Show

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If you’re running a photo shoot, part of your job is making sure that everyone is having a good time – that’s the only way you’re going to get people smiling, feeling natural, and looking great. So figure out what works for you, and...

January 20, 2014

Family Photo Tip: Check for Blinking

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It’s always important to take a bunch of exposures just in case the first few aren’t perfect. To avoid catching anyone blinking, yawning or in mid-sneeze, make a habit of scanning your screen for a quick second or two before...