Tuesday, August 16, 2011

photography tips [guest post by Julianna]


Hey guys,this is Julianna, guest posting for the awesome Rachel while she's on vacation! Today I thought I'd share with you some photography tips, I'm by no way an expert at this, these are just some things I've learned along the way :]

one. [Shoot Manual] The number one thing I've learned is to shoot in manual mode,it opens up a world of creativity for you,and can seriously make your pictures look 10 times better! You really need to try manual out sometime! Kate just wrote a post on how to start shooting manual,check it out here.

two. [The Light] The light is vary impotent, you want soft, diffused light,not harsh,hard light. Therefore when shooting outside, you don't want the light right on your subjects face, you want it behind them. And if you're taking pictures in side try using window light!

three. [Get Creative With Shutter Speed] Taking pictures of a fares wheel? Try using a slow shutter speed to capture the motion of the lights. Also if you have a zoom lens try zooming out as you take the picture. The example below shows just what I mean. This technique also works on alot of other things like moving headlights. Pretty much any lights that move.
see? the top one is a lot more interesting!

four. [Don't Use Your Built-in Flash] Usually when you use your built-in flash it just makes your pictures look flat, washed out,and unnatural! I'm not saying all flash is bad I'm just saying most of the time the one on your camera is ;) You can just look at the example below,both are sooc.

five. [Its All About The Angle] Don't just go with the ordinary, try out different angles, and don't be afraid to lay on the ground, or stand on a chair, just to get good angles.


   Thanks Rachel for letting me guest post!
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Me? i'm a fifteen year old girl,blue eyes,wavy hair,takes her camera everywhere she go's,loves chocolate,late night laughs,and most of all her Lord Jesus!! You can learn more about me at my blog here.






7 comments:

Ali said...

Thanks for the tips! :]

Ashlyn Y said...

Great post! Agreed with all. I just recently started shooting manual even though I still have a Point and Shoot.
And one more thing... Built in flashes are absolutely disgusting. They make such great cameras, and it seems as if the flash is just a generic thing they put on at the last moment. I can't stand mine!!:(
Great tips... And the photos were great!!=D

Gaby said...

awesome post, loved the tips! :) and LOVED the first picture! <3

Jessica said...

Great tips, Julianna! I love your photos, too!

Iona Nicole said...

Those are awesome!

Bee Simply Natural said...

Luv the pics!

Jessica said...

Yummy cherries! And love the ferris wheel picture.