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Creative Photography Tips

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There is no doubt that composition and framing are both components that play very important roles at producing stunning photography results. There are little-known creative photography tips that have to do with framing that photographers can implement to bring about extremely creative photography effects.

Creative Photography Tips #1 – Enclose Subjects within Frames

When you keep your subjects within the natural frame, this will bring the viewers of your photographs to be led towards the focal point. It also adds interest to the photographs. A few examples of natural frames are windows, doors, and also encompassing trees.

Creative Photography Tips #2 – Frames As Center Stage To Compositions

Another great creative photography trick is to shoot images where frames take the role of becoming the center stage to compositions. When you do this, make sure you the results turn out in an abstract fashion so that it becomes the primary subject of the frame.

Creative Photography Tips #3 – Subjects with Repetition

You can use these photography tips and implement them onto the various subjects. The main thing to look

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Better Photo Tips Photographing People

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The old cliché that says: “smile and look at the camera” is not always the best way to take a portrait. In fact, many informal or candid portraits don’t have the subject looking at the camera at all. The idea behind taking a portrait verses just another snap shot is to clarify, intensify, or otherwise enlarge our experience of life. Your goal is to capture the emotional statement that your subject or subjects are projecting.

Here then are a few of the more common problems or creative obstacles you are likely to encounter when starting to take people pictures on a regular basis.

Section One – Features

A) Wrinkled Face – – – Use diffused lighting like an umbrella or a reflector. Lower the main light. Use a 3/4’s pose instead of close-up.

B) Long Nose – – – Use low camera angle. Use side lighting, preferably defused. Add makeup to tip of nose to eliminate shine.

C) Baldness – – –Use low camera angle. Use little or no hair light. Blend head with background on purpose.

D) Large Ears

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Photography Tips for Honeymooners

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Isn’t it great that after your special day you get to go on a great holiday? Even better, you know when you get back you will have your wedding photographs ready for that first draft viewing? Even better, you will have loads and loads of great honeymoon photographs. Won’t you? Well, the usual answer to the last question is..erm…possibly! In this short article I am going to share with you some of the secrets to taking real photographs, not just holiday snaps!

Tip 1 -Think about Composition – don’t just point and shoot.

This sounds simple but is really a great tip. Think about the photograph your taking. What is the subject, what is behind the subject? We have all seen photos of people with things sticking out of their heads!
Make sure the background is interesting for Tip 2…

Tip 2 – The Rule of Thirds

This is a great rule used by professional photographers the world over. When you’re looking at the back of your point and shoot or DSLR imagine the screen has lines on it that split the view

Photography Tips for Couples

Ever wondered what you should be looking out for when selecting a wedding photographer? Or what you should expect to pay? How can you help your photographer to get the best possible shots of your big day? If so, then read the following 10 tips:

  1. Be realistic about your budget – There’s an old adage that still holds true (for the most part): ‘you get what you pay for!’. Whilst it’s true that there are some perfectly good wedding photographers available for smaller fees, generally speaking if you want quality photographs and albums, from a reliable, well trained photographer you will have to pay for it. My advice is to think about your wedding photos as an investment, not a cost. Your wedding photos are the one thing you get to keep as a record of your emotions on your wedding day. And lets not forget, once your weddings over, you can’t re-run it! Let me ask you a question – If your house was on fire and you had 2 minutes to rescue your most treasured possessions, what would you take? Most people would say their family photographs. Please don’t make the mistake of hiring a

How to Photograph Any Type of Youth Sports

With the low light available indoors, photography can turn out challenging. With a few gears on hand and a little bit of advice, you’ll see how much easier indoor photography can be.

Youth Sports Photography Tips #1 – ISO Settings

Set your ISO setting to the maximum. By doing so, your shutter speed options will also increase. Always have your ISO at its maximum level and do compromise with its file quality. Otherwise, you may want to have your shutter speed at its lowest if your subject is in motion. The slowest speed that you would want to go to is 1/250th per second. If you were to go lower than that, you will encounter motion blur.

Youth Sports Photography Tips #2 – Discover The Child’s Peak Movement

When you have your camera at its lowest shutter speed, you will have to find out the still moment of the kids’ peak movement. This is very important as it creates a really great picture of youth sports. Capture images at 1/500th per second when the lighting is good. However, if you happen to be outdoors and the light is good, using a fast shutter speed

Three Proven Tips For Increasing Profit Margins

A photographer can only shoot so many shots in a given time period. Therefore, in order to increase his revenue, he needs to increase the amount he makes off of each shoot. The following are two tips which will help a photography business increase the amount earned off of each shoot.

1. Offer online proofing. Most photographers likely already do this but there may be a few holdouts. If you have resisted offering proofing over the web consider the disadvantages of print proofs. First the proofs are small. In this small size they look cheap; not the best thing for encouraging large orders. Second, they are easily scanned. Some clients may say, let me just take these home to think about the print that I really want.

2. Limit the amount of time your galleries will be available. The first time the client sees their pictures, they are emotional and excited to share these pictures with others. As time wears on the excitement wears off. As the excitement wears off their desire to purchase wanes as well. We can illustrate this by extremes. Suppose a client simply wanted the images so they could look at them

Photographing 5 Tips For Taking Group Photos

  1. Sharpness

These can be very different though, if I am shooting a group or family of 5 or more I always make sure that I am at F8 at the very least, F9 or F10 would be even better. Why is this? Well, because you want all of their faces to be “sharp” of course. If you are at a lower f-stop, some faces will likely be out of focus or not quite as sharp as the other ones. Going up on your f-stop number is not hard when I am shooting in my studio, but when I am shooting outdoor using natural lighting it can be very difficult because you may not have a enough light, and at that point it is a trade off and you just have to use your best judgment. When I am shooting large groups at a wedding outside, I will often bring a flash as it is hard to get their faces lit up and sharp at the same time.

  1. Faces in a Line

This step is very important, and I usually explain this to the group I am shooting before we start taking photos in the

Professional Wedding Photographer

Everyone knows subconsciously how they look their best, and the photographer is there to help with this, and direct a little if needed. Posing is essentially holding yourself in a beautiful way. There are a few simple tricks you can use to get the best possible wedding photographs.

Pushing your shoulders back to make you appear taller and more confident, or tilting your chin up a little to avoid a double chin. One of the most flattering and slimming poses for women is to angle the hips slightly side-on with one leg in front of the other, the front one pointing towards the photographer. The ‘s’ curve is possibly the most elegant and feminine of poses as it shows off all your curves.

A lot of women do this instinctively by putting their weight on their back foot and pushing their hip out on that same leg. This automatically tilts the head back and is enhanced by pushing the shoulders back. You can vary the pose by changing the position of your free leg or putting a hand on your hips for a bit of attitude. In a simplified version, this pose elongates your legs and

Tips For Making The Most Of Your Photographic Skills

Photographers today can earn good money by selling stock images. Everyone sees these kinds of images everywhere in print and online. You may not realize just how many photos are available as stock. Learning more about how you can put together a collection of these kinds of images to sell is one way you can earn a great living as a photographer.

Always remember that photography is an art. Using your artistic skills in a creative and precise way when shooting images can allow you an awesome advantage. Think about the boring and uneventful photos you may have seen in ads and other published material. Making your photos stand out above the rest is the way you can be most successful in selling them fast and frequently.

While you may be a novice photographer, you should know that using the best equipment possible can help you to produce the best work. Try to avoid using cheap cameras and related photography equipment. You may get a good price on some cheaper brands, but the photos you shoot will be of poorer quality than those taken with top-notch equipment.

Take a focused look at your subjects before

How to Photograph Any Type of Youth Sports

Youth Sports Photography Tips #1 – Check The Lighting at The Sports Event

This is the first thing every photographer should do before shooting. The lighting condition and your method of tackling it will greatly affect the result of your images.

Here is how you can check the lighting:

  1. Find out where the sunlight is coming from.
  2. Determine if the light is a hard or soft light.
  3. Position yourself at a location where you find is the best for your shoot. (This will depend on your creativity and how you wish the pictures to turn out.)

Youth Sports Photography Tips #2 – Camera Settings

Have your camera on the go by setting it to Av, Tv or Manual.

Av Mode

When you have your camera set to Av, you will have control of the aperture. However, your camera will choose the shutter speed.

Tv Mode

If you have your camera set to Tv, shutter speed will be up to you to control while your camera will decide the aperture.


It is good to know your manual settings so that you can carry out experiments with a few trial

How to Photograph Nature and Wildlife

Nature has the endless mine of wonders and beauty which we all want to capture. We often get amazed by the stunning Nature or Wildlife photographs in the popular travel or science magazines. So what is the secret of taking stunning Nature photographs? Well, as true for every form of Art, Photography is something which you need to master. Knowledge, practice, creativity and a good Camera is what you need most of the time. Please be aware that this article is not meant for pros. This is targeted to help someone who has just got started or thinking of getting started.

Tip 1: Camera.
So which Camera? As digital is the way to go, I would recommend any entry level Digital SLR will do the job. May be it is Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji or Pentax. They all produce good cameras. So choose the Camera which fits your budget and into your bag. Digital SLRs feature interchangeable lens. They all will come with kit lens which is typically about 17-55mm 2.8-3.5f. Those kit lenses are not very useful for Nature photography. For Nature photography a good 28-105mm and a 100-300mm will work best. Lens with image stabilizer

Tips In Improving Plus Size Boudoir Poses

Taking photos is one of the most common activities individuals do. By taking photos, individuals can capture precious memories they can share with their friends and relatives. Apart from that, some photos are also used as decorations at home. That is why more and more individuals are opting for photo shoots.

As of now, one of the most popular photo shoots individuals most especially plus sized women do is plus sized boudoir. Unfortunately, finding the right plus size boudoir poses can be hard. Not to mention, photographers are also having a hard time making photos more appealing. Luckily, there are simple ways to make the shoot better and photos more attractive. Listed below are some of the following.

Make sure your client is prepared

In order to improve boudoir poses, it is important to make sure that your client is prepared. Of course, anxious clients may get nervous during their photo shoots, which can affect the shoot. So, it is important that you make sure that your client is prepared.

Find the right angle

Another way to improve poses is to find the right angle. This is quite simple. However, you need to

Tips Photographers Should Follow For Effective Website Use

A website is valuable to any business for a number of reasons. A website is a benefit to a photography business for all the traditional reasons; however, it also allows the customer to experience the actual product. Many products can only be described online. For example the speed of a car cannot actually be experienced online, just demonstrated in words, pictures and video. A photography business is unique in that the actual product can be experienced online. To maximize this benefit and the benefit a website brings to virtually all traditional business owners, a photographer should implement the following suggestions:

1. Vet the pictures you put on the website by asking your clients, friends and family which pictures they like and which they would like to see removed. After asking a few people, a few pictures will begin to come up again and again as people’s favorites. Add these to your website. Then, take another group of pictures and again ask which shots people like the best. Add only the most favored shots. You only have a few seconds to grab the attention of you potential clients. Don’t waste that valuable time subjecting them to anything but your best work (what most of

Photograph Your Wedding Tips

Photographing your own wedding

The recession may be over but its effects will be with us for the next few years. Regardless of the financial situation love continues to flourish and this inevitably leads to marriage. Many couples are looking for ways to save money and as a wedding photographer that, has been catching all those special moments for more than twenty years, I am confident that with the right preparation and a decent quality camera there is no reason why you cannot undertake your wedding photographs yourself.

Careful preparation

First you will need a volunteer; every family has at least one person that fancies themselves as an amateur photographer so once you have a willing participant let the planning begin. A good album starts with a well thought out plan. The first thing to do is look at photographers portfolio,, where you will see all the different type and styles of photographs you may want to take.

The next thing on your list should be to visit the venue so you can get an idea of all the places at that venue that lend themselves to good photographs. Look for areas with a

Better Photo Tips Photographic Standard

It has been that said the most difficult thing for man to do is to judge his or her creative work, objectively. Be honest, can you tell when your work seems to be missing something? More importantly do you know what it is that’s missing? You can only improve your photos if you set a high photo standard to compare yourself against.

When Time-Life selected 250 photos for the Great Photographers volume of their Time-Life Photography series; they choose sixty eight photographers out of thousands. Those editors defined “Great” photographers based on three main factors.

The first factor was intent. What did the photographer have in mind when he took the photo, and did he achieve it? For example, did the photographer successfully make the viewer feel empathy when taking pictures of survivors of a major natural disaster?

The second factor was technical skill. Did the photographer show a thorough understanding of composition, light, exposure, and design?

The final factor was consistency. Did the photographer have just one or two great shots, or did they produce success time and time again? One great photo . . . or even several . . . does

4 Important Newborn Baby Photography Tips

Newborn Baby Photography Tips #1 – Location Preparation

Keep the location setting simple. It is very much advisable that you use props that are meaningful to you. For instance, your wedding ring, a wedding veil, and a gift you made for your partner during your wedding anniversary.

Do not forget that your main subject is your newborn baby. Hence, we use props very subtly do avoid distraction.

Newborn Baby Photography Tips #2 – Reveal The Newborn’s Size

Babies are perfect, yet very small in size.

It is great if you can shoot pictures of your child that reveals his/ her size. Create contrast for this.

For instance, you can photograph the baby cradling on his/ her father’s hand. You can also place the child next to an object so that the perspective of the baby is revealed.

Newborn Baby Photography Tips #3 – Baby’s Cooperation

There are 2 moments that are the best when photographing a newborn baby:

A) When The Newborn Is Relaxed and Cooperative

It is best while it is early in the morning and your baby has been fed and bathed. By then, most babies

Angle Lenses For Stunning Photos

Landscape Photography Tips #1 – Get The Best Results!

A) Aperture Priority Mode

Whenever I conduct landscape photography, I always shoot in Aperture Priority mode. Reason being I am able to shoot with more choices of appropriate f-stops and depth of field. I normally use the optimal aperture of my lens, and that is between f/8 to f/14.

B) Hyperfocal Point

When you conduct landscape photography, try this; include foreground interest and focus onto the hyperfocal point. This maximizes the depth-of-field.

Why not just focus on infinity with the smallest aperture available? Well, using the hyperfocal point enables the photographer to access a wider aperture. Other than that, a majority of lenses work better with the aperture opened up by on or two stops.

Landscape Photography Tips #2 – Polarizing Filter As An Important Lens Gear

Polarizing filters can bring about different effects towards your landscape photography attempts. The type of effect produced differs in accordance to the angle of the sun towards the filter.

Polarizing filters can help to increase the intensity of the blue skies. It can also help reduce the reflections on water. Even if you were

Wedding Photography Tips

“Memories Are Forever.” This is a famous adage and indeed, it is true. Every occasion ends and the best way to capture this moment are through photographs.

Let me discuss some helpful tips on how you can find the best photographer for your wedding.

Hiring A Wedding Photographer

If you aim to have the best service, all you need to do is to hire a professional wedding photographer or at least someone who has been covering weddings for a long period of time. Below are some of the things you need to know:

  • Ask for credentials and some samples of his/her work. This is essential for you to be able to assess if the photographer you are about to hire is responsible enough and knows enough about this task.
  • Ask how long has he/she been a photographer? How many weddings has he/she covered?
  • Ask him/her about the time of his arrival and how long will he/she be staying to take pictures.
  • Ask about when you will get the finish products. Will it take about a week or so?
  • Ask if he/she also do video coverage or if he/she knows a person whom you can hire. Videos are also

Simple and Practical Tips to Preserve Photographs

Photography is not only a form of art, but also a hobby where you can capture scenic attractions and precious moments along with friends, family, colleagues and loved ones.

Due to the significance of these photographs, it is vital for you to store and preserve them in the proper and correct manner to avoid damage and deterioration caused by external factors, such as moisture, acids, sun, too much heat, dust and many more.

Old and new photographs can be stored and preserved even for years with the right techniques and skills. To learn photograph preservation techniques, read and follow the tips mentioned below.

One does not need to become a professional photographer or artist to learn how to take care and to protect photos from damage. Even ordinary individuals like you can do the job efficiently and effectively.

Due to the short life span that we have, not all of us can reach and met our great, great-grandchildren. We cannot share to them our genealogy or our family tree. With photography and with proper care of photographs, you can change things. With your creative ability, techniques and technological innovations, you can save and protect

3 Constructive Tips and Hints To Capture Awesome Photographs

It doesn’t have a bearing what standard of digital photography you are at, taking a few digital photo tips is always a good pointer. It might well be that a few of these tips might not suit you but on the other hand they might just bring you back to the basics and give you a number of fabulous ideas on how you could improve some of your photos. Listening to what digital photo tips the public are speaking about can only increase your abilities as a photographer as you can never stop learning.

Three digital photo tips that are going to be discussed in this review are detailed below

  1. If you are in the initial stages of your photographic profession and you are needing to buy your first camera, do some research. There are on the spot point and shoot cameras of a basic variety, there are instant point and shoot cameras of a advanced quality and there are SLR cameras. Digital photo tips are only going to be pertinent and informative if you have a camera and are ready to get started.
  2. Find out how to make use of any lighting condition. It doesn’t make