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Secrets to Great Indoor Photography

Secrets to Great Indoor Photography Sure, professional photographers know their way around a photo shoot – and a darkroom, for that matter. They know about natural framing, depth of field and aperture, as well as the endless possibilities you can achieve with specific lenses. That’s why you hire them, and why they’re worth their weight – especially for weddings, model shoots and commercial marketing. On the other hand, photos are the way the average person records everyday memories, and how they share their lives with friends, coworkers and family. In many ways, the pictures we snap are meant to catalogue the most important things that happen in our lives...

Best Practices to Consider When Taking Business Directory Listing Photographs

Are you hoping to start advertising your business or selling your products online? Don’t have enough money to hire a professional photographer? If so, don’t panic. Our photography equipment reviews and our list of best practices may just help you get through the process without hiring outside help. First, take a look at our photography equipment reviews and use them to help you snag a high quality, reasonably, digital camera whose features you are well familiar with. Once you get the reasonably price camera of choice in your hands, take a series of practice shots. After all, even though you may be familiar with the features in general, each camera has...

Five Things to Know About How to Take Landscape Pictures

Many people may think that landscape photography is easy – just point and shoot. However, a lot depends on how your photos will turn out and it’s important to know the basics on how to take landscape pictures. Here are five important things to know. Depth of Field. The longer your exposure, the more you’ll get in detail and depth of field. Try setting your F-stop to around 22 or so which doesn’t allow as much light in. A slower ISO is also ideal but keep in mind that this will all depend on what light you are shooting in as well. Around a 100 ISO is a good starting point...

Five Things About Lifestyle Photography Every Shutterbug Should Know

Lifestyle photography is all about capturing the little moments in life, the ones that make you smile when you remember the day. It’s not pretentious and planned, it is more spur of the moment and it doesn’t require a special wardrobe, makeup and props. Here are five ways lifestyle photography is better than studio photography. It’s More Fun – It can be downright difficult to get a family together for a family portrait session. They have to pick out appropriate outfits, make sure everyone is ready at the same time and keep the little ones happy. If you push too hard, it can take all the fun out and the...

8 Tips for Photographing Groups

Photographing groups can be extremely difficult. Usually, the need for large groups occurs at important events such as weddings, awards ceremonies, and work functions, making the job of the photographer incredibly important and oftentimes stressful. Whether there are three subjects or thirty, group photography requires us to break away from what might be our normal rules of operation and think outside the box — sometimes at the spur of the moment. Though far from exhaustive, this article offers eight tips to help you keep control of your group subjects so that you can focus on taking some great shots. Be confident. Further down this list is a piece of...

4 Tips on How to Take Better Baby Photos

Babies are bouncing bundles of joy that naturally make any proud parent want to snap off a picture or two…dozen.  As you are building up that album of memories though, you probably would like to take better quality photos for said album.  We would like to offer four helpful tips on how to take pictures of your baby that will give them a more polished look and help you preserve memories for a lifetime. Consider the Time of Day When Doing Outdoor Photos Most cameras have a built-in flash, so you may think daylight, or absence of it, will not cause problems for outdoor shots.  However, auto-glare correction and white balance features your...

10 Tips for the Amateur Portrait Photographer

Portraits might just be the most common form of photography. Whether you’re a professional photographer shooting weddings and family portraits, a traveler attempting to capture the essence of a country and its people, or a parent with a camera phone and a couple of kids, if you’re known to pick up a camera, you’re bound to be taking portraits. Luckily, there are no fast or hard rules when it comes to portrait photography — anyone can make a good subject, and anything that reveals that subject’s personality can make a good portrait. Still, there are some good things to keep in mind for the next time you pick up...

10 Tips for Sports Photography

Even if it’s not your chosen specialty, sports photography is something every photographer faces at one point or another (and another and another…). We photograph our kids’ soccer games for posterity, professional sporting events for the interest, and other fast-moving subjects because they’re right in front of us and we have a camera in our hands. Many of us even shoot children’s and amateur sporting events as an opportunity to sell our photos to proud parents. Whether it’s kids or professional athletes running down the field, knowing how to photograph fast-moving subjects is key to getting great action photos that can be shared and enjoyed. Below are ten useful...

4 tips for better baby pictures [how to take pictures of your baby]

Baby pictures can be hard to take. You have a squirming, crying little person who wants a bottle, a change, and nothing to do with your camera. Here are four tips to make a photo session with your little one easier. Focus on the eyes. The eyes are what we naturally look at first. And they’ll be the first giveaway that your photo is blurry. Your camera has little focus squares in the viewfinder. Make sure you pick the one that’s going to line up with your baby’s eye. That way, even if other parts of your baby are out of focus or blurry (due to camera settings or...