photography tips

Let Your Pictures Tell a Story

by SomeGirl on November 22, 2011 · 6 comments

When you’re out and about on a special day that you want to remember through photos, look for creative ways to show what was going on. Try getting down on the ground and shooting the scenery.     Look up and shoot what’s over head.   Get closeup on the details. Assign yourself a task […]

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Once again, Michelle from So, I Married a Mennonite has inspired me… :) She wrote a great post yesterday called, “How to Shoot in Manual Mode for Beginners,” which I’ve been wanting to write/share for a few months now but haven’t. After thinking about her post and how tricky it can be for auditory learners […]

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(oops, didn’t straighten up the room before I started snapping photos) When you get ready to take a photo with your iPhone…     Touch around the screen to choose your exposure and set your focal point…   The area you touch will become the brightest, most in focus, area of your photo…     […]

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I Lied… (Photography Wednesday)

by SomeGirl on August 30, 2011 · 9 comments

Well, I told you I was going to take a break from Photography Wednesdays, but I lied. (You’ll forgive me, won’t you? It wasn’t intentional.) ;) You see… my sweet husband surprised me with a new camera for my birthday last weekend!!! And now I’ve got TONS more to learn and pass on (whether or […]

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Backlighting. I had heard of it, but didn’t understand it until I stopped by the Pioneer Woman’s blog one day and ran across this beautiful post: Frontlight vs. Backlight | Pioneer Woman Photography | Ree Drummond. She made a simple photo of cows look SO dreamy just by putting the cows between the sun and […]

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Traveling Photography Wednesday

by SomeGirl on July 6, 2011 · 6 comments

Today’s more showing photography than teaching photography, but I thought it would be fun to share some photos from our trip so far. I do have one helpful tip for taking pictures on a road trip… Keep your camera out and handy. If you have a DSLR and it’s somewhere safe, keep your lens cover […]

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