Sunday, May 31, 2009

Digital Photo Tips - Using Natural Light

Great American Photo Contest Hello again friends.

I hope this day finds you doing well. I can't believe it's almost June already! Where is this year going to anyways?

I recently wrote an article about why using natural light for your photos can really make a huge difference in the quality. In this piece, I dicuss how you can use this photography lighting technique to improve your images.

Please click the title above to read it. You can also check out my online photography lessons page for even more information. I'm hoping to get some videos posted soon so please check back often. Cheers and Happy Shooting!

Here are some accessories I would recommend for shooting with available light.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Shooting with Available Light

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Greetings Fellow Shutterbugs,

Have you ever wondered why it seems that some photos are kind of just 'blah' and yet there are those that leave with a feeling? What is it about those images that makes then so captivating?

Often it is because the photographer used only the available light for the shot.

If you would like to learn more about using available light, here is an article I wrote recently which explains how you can use this photography lighting technique to produce your own awesome pictures. I hope you enjoy it.

You can also take a look at my online photography lessons
page for more information and tips. Thanks for visiting and please check back soon for updates. Happy Shooting!

Here is what I would recommend for lenses for taking available light photos.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Digital Photo Tips

Here is another article I wrote to help photographers improve their skills.

This article will discuss different methods of subject emphasis through selective lighting. Highlighting your subject with this technique is one of your most powerful tools. As a photographer, you may have thought of light primarily from a technical viewpoint with regards to getting a proper exposure. Let's start thinking of light in a more creative manner....

You can read the entire piece by clicking the link above. Thanks and happy shooting!

If you have a digital camera that's collecting dust on the shelf, don't be afraid to put your creative juices to work. Check out the Internet for digital photography lessons and other photography courses online. You can find excellent courses for very reasonable prices. In these tutorials, you can find lots of great landscape photography tips, studio lighting techniques and much more in-depth information.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

What is the Aperture?

One of the most confusing settings for beginner photographers to get a grasp on is proper use of the aperture or f-stop settings. The biggest misconception is that aperture controls shutter speed or vice verse. If fact, the two work in concert to achieve the optimum exposure for your image. That should be the main goal of all your photos. How you choose to emphasize the your subject is a topic for other articles.

Check out my web site for more great digital photo tips!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Digital Photo Tips - How to use Framing to Emphasize Your Subject

Here's an article I wrote recently to help you take better pictures.

If you look before you shoot, you can find interesting ways to frame your subject. They are all around you. Framing is a nice change of pace if it's something you don't do it very often. Just be careful not to let your frame overpower the subject. For an extra dramatic effect, try to framing with another technique to emphasize your subject.

Check out the article to learn a simple but effective professional landscape photography tip.

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Take Your Photography To The Next Level

If you feel that you should be taking better pictures, maybe it's time to 'hit the books' again so to speak.

I'm in the process of writing a series of articles with digital photo tips that you might find useful when working on your continuing education. Sometimes we get ourselves into a bit of a rut and need a something to get the juices flowing again. I'm going to be posting some instruction videos by my friend Amy Renfrey. She's another great photographer located in Australia. Plus Amy has some other excellent resources available to help you even more.

I hope you find this formation helpful.

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