Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Quote For The Day

Posted: January 19, 2013 in January 2013
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Read a very interesting quote this morning. “The more gear you carry around with you, the less you enjoy taking photographs.” I find this very true. I may not own the biggest lenses available, but I am quite capable of capturing the moments that matter the most. Without having a huge bag to lug around, I am able to get where I need to be to get those shots which comes in handy doing the events that I do. Never know when something awesome is going to happen on the other side of lot or track that you will have to rush to get to (windshields blow at the oddest times at sound competitions). Even everyday personal pictures, maneuverability is key to be able to get the angles and off the wall shots that end up being great. Now, on the other hand, I am in no way putting down those photographers who have the lenses and other accessories that make their lives easier as a professional. I am just saying that just because I do not have all of that, doesn’t mean that I am not just as able to get the good shots. Never judge a person by the equipment they use, they just might surprise you.

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I had the great opportunity to photograph a wonderful mom and her son a few weeks back. Henderson Falls Park in Toccoa, Georgia has some of the best backdrops a photographer could ask for. It wasn’t too warm during the shoot. All in all I think it went fantastic and Mom loved the way the photos turned out.

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Short post here. I just ran into an article that was just too full of helpful tips not to share. I’m trying to look up as much advice as I can before my first solo wedding shoot I have coming up in December. Enjoy!
http://improvephotography.com/3236/wedding-photography-tips/

Today, I decided to review the photos I have taken over the past year and figure out how I can improve my technique. I know I have a lot to learn, but I feel like I grow as a photographer everyday. I’m constantly surfing the web for tips and tricks of the industry. Whether it be how to start your own business, how to gain clients, posing ideas, or how to correctly edit photos without overdoing it. I am often guilty of over-editing my photos, but sometimes they just look
so darn cool! Especially when it comes to shots of cars. I love a natural look to the photos,

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But when I look at all the effects that are available, sometimes I just can’t help myself.

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The effects are great for when your focus isn’t nescesarily the “whole picture”, but one detail
that sets the subject apart from the rest.

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I’m still a lover of feature photos. Where the small details are what make up the entirety of
the photo. Then adding just a little editing, it sends it over the top.

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All in all, I think that photographers have the advantage that the naked eye doesn’t have. You can
see things that others may have missed, or in post-processing, see things that made that moment in
time absolutely perfect.

*Of course, you always have to keep it fun and have a funny photo once in a while 🙂

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**It’s articles like these that can really point you in the right direction. I figured I’d link up to it so maybe someone who reads my article can get something out of it as I have. Have a great day!

http://improvephotography.com/1521/20-tips-for-starting-a-portrait-photography-business/