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Photography Tips

‘Capturing’ The Right Camera

Photography is an art. Capturing love, laughter, and smiles that will last a lifetime is the passion that drives many photographers. The question everybody wants to know is; how did they get started? Whether you are a professional photographer or looking to take up photography as a hobby, all the information you need to know is right here.
With technology advancing with every passing day, digital photography is the wave of the future. You walk into the store and scream; “AHHHH!” there are so many options to choose from. Don’t fret, we can provide you with the basics of what to look for in a quality digital camera.

Megapixels are the first feature that you want to consider. Some consumers will argue that megapixels are not that important, but the truth is; they are lying! Especially as a beginner photographer, megapixels will offer you a clearer quality picture. The more megapixels you have, the more crystal clear photograph you will receive.

As a beginner, it’s safe to assume you may be a bit nervous as you get out there and start photographing. Well, don’t worry because the next feature you should consider is image stabilization. Do not let those shaky hands of yours get in the way of taking remarkable pictures. There are different levels of stabilizers such as electronic, optical, and sensor. We recommend sensor and optical. For beginners, these will offer the best results.

Last but not least, take a look at the camera’s view finder. When using your camera all day, every day, you want a camera that will automatically focus on what you are looking to photograph. Professionals may still prefer a camera with a larger view finder, but a smaller finder is adequate for an individual picking photography up as a hobby.

There are a wide variety of cameras on the market today. These are just a few tips to finding a quality digital camera that will work for you. Remember to consider what you will be photographing and that you cannot put a price on quality. The photographs you will take with your brand new digital camera will potentially last you a lifetime. How can you attach a price tag to memories?

For more detailed lessons on selecting the right camera and equipment for you, join us at one of our many workshops. Coming up in December, we’ll be traveling west to California to photograph the beauty that this wonderful part of the country has to offer. Check out all the details here!


Creating Beautiful Photography… That Makes Money!

Whether you started photography as a hobby or you have been snapping pictures professionally for years, understanding how to create photos that sell is integral to your success. By recognizing what your customers are looking for in photography and how you can tailor your images to their needs, you can increase your sales and the quality of your work.

Understand Your Equipment

First things first, you must know what you are working with. Your equipment and your photography settings should be familiar to you. By understanding how your camera takes pictures and the settings for each occasion, you will be able to take better quality photos. Attending a ReallyClassGlass.com workshop can teach you specifics and hone your skills. Websites can also provide inspiration and show you what other photographers are getting paid for. Familiarizing yourself with the industry will only make you a stronger photographer.

Know Your Lighting

The best photographers always seek out the light. No matter what your subject is, still life or portraits, you should always know how the lighting will make the resulting picture look. Working outdoors will provide considerably different options than indoor lighting. Understand how diffusers work and how light can be manipulated. A quick search online will provide you with dozens of lighting options. For the best results, attempt to take pictures using a variety of sources. This will give you the opportunity to test your settings and decide on the best options for your style of photography.

Get in Close

Change the perspective of your image and take pictures from multiple angles. The idea is to have photos that are unique. Imagine how the average person might take the picture and then change it up. Get on the ground and shoot upwards. Grab a step ladder and look down on your subject. By using a refreshing angle or perspective your pictures will stand out above the rest.

Focus on the Eyes

Portrait photography is all about the person in the image. Focusing on the subjects eyes will draw attention to the face in a way that other areas of focus cannot. Regardless of the camera or the lens, be very careful of your point of focus and you can gain a visual impact that will set your images apart.

Centering is Boring

Just like trying a different perspective can make a simple picture stand out, moving your subject off-center can change the feel of your image. Instead of keeping the subject perfectly in the center of the photo, moving it to the side can draw more attention to the size and scale and create a sense of drama.

Regardless of your approach to photography, only practicing and challenging yourself will make you better at what you do. Photographers should never be far from their equipment; you never know when inspiration will strike.