Photo Tips

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PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTO EDITING TIPS

Family Photo Tip: Check for Blinking

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...

Have Fun

Photographing kids is all about capturing their youth and personality. That means you need to make them comfortable. So dress them in comfortable clothes. Experiment with including someone else in the shot to...

Maternity Photos

When taking maternity photos, be sure to include the whole family. Siblings and pets are always a fun addition and the expecting parents will be pleased with such a wide variety of photos. And, besides, the...

Food Photography Tip: Backlighting

Like in all photography, lighting is key to making your food photos awesome. Try to position your food so that it is receiving some light from behind; this will help your dinner look dynamic as well as...

Food Photography Tip: Add Extra Elements

A great way to add some visual interest to your plate is to include an additional element. It might be a spoon, or your hand, or a centerpiece from the table. If you cooked the food yourself, a great option is...

Food Photography Tip: Keep It Fresh

The key to great food photography is keeping it fresh. That goes for both the food and the images. Fresh produce will appear shinier, firmer, and more attractive than it’s withered companions. But...

Theme Ideas: Change and the Seasons

A photograph captures a single moment in time. So it’s amazing that some photographs are able to capture a sense of dynamism, movement, and time. For landscape photographers, one obvious theme to consider is...

Food Photography: Make it Shine

If you want to make your food photography stand out, add some shine! You can do this by dabbing a bit of oil onto your veggies, or misting them with a bit of water. You can also use a photo editor to enhance...

Get Some Kneepads

Especially if you are photographing an event, finding an interesting vantage point is key to taking great photos. Keeping some gear around like kneepads or a blanket to kneel on and a step-ladder or extendable...

Take Charge

When taking a group photo, sometimes the biggest challenge isn’t knowing where to focus or position correctly: sometimes it’s getting people to hold still, be quiet, and smile for a second. Especially...

Practice with People You Know

There are lots of skills that go in to taking great portraits – capturing the essence of an emotion or a personality requires thinking beyond the technicalities of light and lens. To hone your craft, offer to...

Clean Edges

An unexpected branch or someone’s leg or your own figure can sometimes creep into the edge of your photo and spoil the effect. Of course this can usually be correcting in post-production, but it’s a better...

Budgeting Tip: Buy With a Goal in Mind

Lots of people fall into the trap of trying to figuring out the “best” lens or camera to buy. Save yourself the trouble: there isn’t one. Different gear is suited to different circumstances. Your best bet is...

Budgeting Tip: Know Yourself

Probably the easiest way to keep your photography gear budget under control is to have a realistic assessment of where you are as a photography. Are your portraits poorly lit because you need more lights, or...

Don’t Flash Directly at Your Subject

A common mistake beginners make is to use a proper flash unit the exact same way they would use an on-camera flash – point it straight at the subject and fire. The main benefit of having a separate flash unit...

Get to Know a Place

If you’re struggling to find inspiration go for a drive or wander somewhere you’ve never been before. Then, go back. Take photos each time, and look over them a couple days later. Ask yourself, what is the...