Last month I shared a printable with you with 9 points on improving your composition. Over the coming months I will go over each of the points more in depth starting with Simplify Your Subject. Continue reading
An important part of becoming a better photographer is critiquing our own work. Lets be honest no one wants to see 1000 + photos of your holiday or photoshoot or even 100 of them even if you are an exceptional photographer. Here are a few tips I have learned along the way that have helped me in making a better photo selection. Continue reading
One of the things that will help improve your photography is working on your composition. When I teach an introduction to photography I cover composition tips and give the students this little print out they can carry around with them to remind them of some of the keys to keep in mind. I plan to do more in-depth posts on each of these areas starting next month, but for now I hope this little printable will be a good reference for you.
I have a preference towards using a wide aperture all of the time, so one of the things I decided I needed to challenge myself with and remind myself of is all the great things you can do when you play with shutter speed. One of the fun projects I have done is playing with light painting. This can come in many forms, from big outdoor projects to fun in a little dark room. Continue reading
Part of becoming a successful stock photographer is providing images that people want. When I first started out one of the tips I remember from reading Rob Sylvans book “Take Stock” was get a note book and write down your ideas.
I did that and started brain storming and creating images, uploading and waiting for sales. Unfortunately I forgot one important thing. Research. pretty quickly I started refining which images to shoot depending on how many were available on line. Continue reading
When I first started out in photography I would never have guessed where it would lead me. Initially my perspective was quite narrow and I didn’t expect that I would be able to get any where with it – weddings, portraits, travel and journalistic photography were what came to mind, or some kind of boring product photography of tins day after day. Continue reading
Last month I did a post on ghosting in photos. Another way to use long shutter speeds to create fun images is panning. The aim of a panned image is to get the moving object to be clear while the background blurs with the movement. This method can take a lot of time and patience but it is a lot of fun to experiment with.
My micro stock journey started over a year ago now and so I thought it was time to review, do some spring cleaning and streamline my process some more. I have two aims in looking at my over all and individual images statistics, one to save time and two to increase the quality of my images rather than the quantity. Continue reading
One of the passions that has developed as I’ve become more serious about photography is food photography. I tend towards one or two certain styles in my food photography so I thought I would challenge myself a little and try to expand my styles a little. Continue reading