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Dash of Inspiration: Photography Tips & Tricks

December 2, 2013

A Dash of Inspiration, A Cup of Creativity by Doreen

Photography Tips & Tricks

I hope all of you who celebrate, had a wonderful Thanksgiving and/or Thanksgivukkah. I am a huge fan of Scott Kelby and being a self-taught digital artist, I have many of his books. Today I browsed his blog and found many great links to photography tips which I thought might be worth a read for many of you who love photography and want to learn more.

44 essential digital camera tips and tricks

Manual focus: what you need to know to get sharp images

8 flash photography mistakes every photographer makes

Learn Photography: classic tips and tutorials for shooting popular subjects

Enhance Your Photography: 10 Simple Steps to Mastering Composition

In addition all photographers, amateur and professional alike, need to be able to professionally execute some very basic digital design techniques if you are using your photographs to make greeting cards.

101 Photoshop tips you have to know

I also found this great article that all photographers should read.  As a trained photographer with 25+ years of experience, it’s frustrating to meet someone who calls themselves a professional photographer, yet looking at their photos it’s quite obvious they have yet to learn the basic, though critical, techniques to create quality imagery.

33 myths of the professional photographer

Image courtesy of Enhance Your Photography

Image courtesy of Enhance Your Photography

So, until next week … Learn … Create … Inspire!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 2, 2013 10:24 am

    Doreen, thanks so much for all the great tips and advice! I get so frustrated when trying to get my camera to do what I think I want it to do, and I never seem to have the time to really devote to learning the what, when, where and why of the different settings I need to be on. It really helps to read new articles to help clear things up!

    • December 2, 2013 4:19 pm

      You are most welcome Betsy. Well, cameras today just about cook meals for us, so it’s no wonder we get frustrated with them. I always tell people that you must bond with your camera. Read the ‘extended’ manual one feature at a time. Use that feature for a week or so until it sticks with you what that feature is for and where it is on the camera so when you need it, you’ll remember. Then move on to the next feature.
      Glad to have found some links that help :-)
      Doreen

  2. December 2, 2013 4:08 pm

    Thank you for the great resources–especially the link to learning manual focus. This is something I’ve been trying to master recently.

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