Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Shooting Portraits on Location

Greetings friends,

Hope the day finds you busy, healthy and in good spirits! Are you having opportunities to get out & take some pictures? Now is a busy season for weddings and graduations so you may be able to find some paying jobs.

I had an article published recently that deals with subject of shooting portraits on location instead of in a studio. Forget about studio lighting techniques, backdrops and all that other stuff. If you really want to tell your subject's story, I think you'll find it useful for many applications either working with friends and family or your business clients. Please click the title above to read this article. You're welcome to leave a comment if you'd care to share your thoughts. I always like to hear from my fellow photographers.

Thanks for stopping in and Happy Shooting!

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Subject Matter

Hi again everyone,

I'm in the process of setting up another series of articles dealing digital photography and I'd like your help.

If you would like, please post a reply indicating a subject or subjects you would like to learn more about.

Thanks for looking and happy shooting!

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Digital Photography Lighting Techniques

Hello Shutterbugs,

Here's another instructional video from my friend Amy Renfrey.

In this episode, Amy discusses how you can improve your indoor action shots with suggestions for getting more light in the scene. I think you will find this information very useful.

When you are ready to take your photography skills to the next level, try clicking on the links in the 'About Me' section to the right. Here you will find many more tips and tricks to help you take better pictures.

Thanks for stopping in and Happy Shooting!

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Digital Photo Tips - Basic Studio Lighting Techniques

Greetings fellow photo enthusiasts,

Here's the link to another article that I published recently which explains what is necessary for setting up a basic studio photography lighting scene. If you click on the title, it will take you the article. I hope you will give it a read and find it useful.

If you would like more advanced information on how to take your skills to the next level, check out the links in the 'About Me' section.

Cheers and Happy Shooting!

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Little Off Topic - Golf Putting Drills

Hey everyone,

This doesn't have anything to do with photography off-hand but since golf is one of my favorite past-times, I thought you might be interested in this too.

If you're like me, the idea of taking a few stroke off a round is a nice idea. Who doesn't want to play better right? Here's a web site I found that really helped my game. My biggest problem was on the green, so the golf putting drills I learned made a big difference. Plus I'm also driving the ball straighter than I ever have. Definitely want to check this one out!

Cheer and Happy Shooting!

PS...I'm hoping to post another digital photography video lesson in the next couples days.

Understanding Histograms - Online Photography Lessons by Video

Hi everybody,

True to my promise, here's a great video by my friend Amy Refrey about using the histogram in digital photography. Amy explains why this feature is SO important to taking better pictures and give you some insight about how you can use this in your own work. Please enjoy the video and check out the links in my 'About Me' section for more great online photography lessons for the digital enthusiast. Happy shooting!

Also, here are some accessories I would recommend next time you are looking to add to your equipment.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Common Mistakes

Hey shutterbugs, Great American Photo Contest

What a beautiful day to take your camera out and see what you can find for an interesting subject!

You know there's some things we do photographers sometimes that can ruin the perfect shot. I had an article published recently that talks about these issues and what you can do to make sure they're not a problem for you. Please click on the title above to check it out.

Here's something to try next time you're bored. Just go outside (weather permitting) and find some odd looking plant or weed or bug. Then just set up and take shots from all angles. Try some different lenses and ways of emphasizing your subject. Even if you don't get any killer pictures, you will discover that even the most overlooked objects can be made very interesting with your photographer's eye.

You can can find more photography courses online and other digital photo tips at my web site.

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