What a refreshing attitude to photography! I'm not that interested in the technology of photography; I want to take a picture that looks right, download it and enjoy it. How do you get the person to relax so that you don't get that posed smile?
There are lots of photo competitions around, and surprisingly few people enter them! If you're entering competitions online for popular apps like Instagram, etc, then there are likely to be a lot of entrants. But it's amazing how many photographic magazines have a very low number of entries - so check them out!
Using Lightroom will make your images zing! But many people write to me saying they are scared to use it, or find it too complicated - trust me, once you get started with these few simple tips, you'll love it.
Now you've read Stage 1 and 2 and had some fun playing with Lightroom, it's a good idea to set up a simple system so you can follow some logical steps to ensure you get the best from your images and know where they're saved.
You don't have to go further than your doorstep to find soft, flattering light - it works every time!
Step 9 - Keep yourself inspired and motivated
Creative people need constant inspiration and motivation. If you keep doing the same thing, you are likely to get bored and stuck in a rut.
There are lots of opportunities for great photos of children in the cold winter weather, and with a little preparation, you can make sure your photos are more than just "snap shots".
Step 7 - Concentrate on the things you love shooting!
Are you taking certain photos because you think you should, or because someone has told you to do it in a certain way? Are there elements of your photography that you don't really like doing?
Don't let rain spoil your wedding photography! You don't need to resort to using your flash for everything - just plan ahead and work harder, so you only have to use flash for 10% of the pictures. Here's 10 tips to help you.
Step 5 - Give yourself a break!
Do you sometimes feel up one day and down the next? Well, the good news is that's normal for most creative people! Once I recognised this and allowed myself to be this way I found life was much easier.
Ask those little things about photography that have been niggling you!! I don’t know the meaning of life but I do know a lot about taking pictures so ask away!
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