I love photography. Over the years, I’ve had tons of people ask me for photography tips…so I’ve put together a few of the tutorials that I’ve posted over the years in one place. My hope is that I can continue adding to these resources!
You can take your photography to the next level, regardless of your camera or experience!
Back when my oldest son was a baby, I had one of those light-bulb moments. I realized that I could capture better pictures of my young kids than the fancy (or not so fancy) photo studios at the mall. I was a stay-at-home mom with 3 very young kids at the time….and yes, this was before the age of blogging (we’re talking about 2001-2002). I loved taking pictures but I didn’t know much (if anything at all) about photography.
Luckily, I had access to dozens and dozens of books at the local library and I spent over a year researching and experimenting with settings and lighting and camera functions.
After a few years, my blog was born and I decided to share some of the tips and tricks I had learned about taking better pictures with my readers. I’ve gathered them all together for you below so that you can use this as a resource for whenever you need some photography tips.
Good Photography is Critical For A Good Blog
Now, I want to start off by saying that I am NOT the best photographer. But I do understand photography and I do know how to teach. Photography is critical in my life as a blogger. Good photos set the tone of your posts; they can often make the difference between someone staying to read the entire article versus bouncing right off your page. Good photos get pinned more often, thus bringing you more traffic.
And I promise you – you DO NOT have to be a professional photographer to take amazing pictures. Anyone can improve their photography skills….I started from scratch reading books from the library.
And now, as promised, here are the resources that I’ve put together over the years. Disclaimer: Some of these posts are old and I really need to update the photos and formatting, but the information is still good!
10 Tips to Improve your Photography
The Mode Dial: Get to Know Your Camera
What Are Megapixels?
Photography Tips for Rainy Days
Outdoor Photography Tips
How to Achieve Perfect Focus
How to capture a natural smile
Posing, Part 1
Posing, Part 2
Posing, Part 3
The Technical Stuff:
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