I want to put together a page of resources, that will hopefully save you time.
Some of the links on this page are affiliate links, I make a small commission if you purchase after clicking through. It cost you nothing to click through and I will only be putting up companies that I have worked with and trust.
- Photo Nuts and Bolts: Know your camera and take better photos
- Photo Nuts and Shots: Tools and Techniques for Creative Photography
- Natural Light: Mastering a Photographer’s Most Powerful Tool
- Click: How to Take Gorgeous Photos of Your Kids
- Portraits: Making the Shot
- Photo Nuts and Post: A Guide to Post Processing Your Images
Photography WordPress Themes
This page will contain an overview of each post pertaining to photography tips.
You have an expensive DSLR and when you look at all the buttons and dials, it intimidates you. I can remember holding my Nikon D80 for the first time being worried that if I touched one of those buttons on my camera, I wouldn’t know how to get it back to functioning. I would change a setting and the pictures would not turn out, so I would fall back to “auto” just to get an “ok” photo. Fear and frustration kept me shooting auto and my expensive DSLR was nothing more than an expensive point and shoot. Don’t let fear and frustration dictate the kind of photos you take any longer! You can take control of the camera and start taking the photos you have dreamt of taking…Continue reading
- Aperture determines the size of the hole in the lens that lets light in.
- If you are taking a portrait and want a blurry background go with a low f/stop like 1.2-2.8.
- The lower the f/stop, the shallower the depth of field. (Shallow depth of field = blurry back ground)
- If you want a landscape shot with lots of detail through out, select a higher f/stop to get deeper depth of field. (Deep depth of field = more details in background)
- The lower the f/stop, the wider the aperture, the more light gets in. (f/1.2 lots of light-f/22 very little light) …Continue reading
Lets take a look at how to hold the camera, so you can take the sharpest images possible. When you are holding a camera you will have three points of contact on the camera: the grip, the lens barrel and the view finder…Continue reading
I’ve spent countless hours searching the web for beginner photography tips and I have found some great articles, but that time I wasted I can’t get back. I was shooting auto and was overwhelmed by all I had to learn. What was aperture and shutter speed? ISO I could turn up in low light, but then my photos looked grainy…Continue reading
Photography business tips.
Congratulations! You just received a message, from a stranger, on Facebook asking about wedding prices. Your next step is one of the most important ones, when it comes to converting this stranger to a friend, and then friend to a client.
1. Set up a consultation: After you hit the reply button, the first thing you should do is congratulate them on their engagement. The next step is to answer any questions they may have except for one, do not give them prices. Find out when you can get together over coffee so they can meet you. If you are aspiring to be a wedding photographer, you have to be a people person…Continue reading
Setting up a blog is much easier than you probably think.
1. Come up with a domain name (www.yournamehere.com)
When you go to get hosting you can purchase a domain name at the same time. I was able to get this one for $1.95 on a cyber monday special, but they are usually $15. If the domain name you are looking for is taken or cost more than you want to spend you can add little modifiers like HQ or MY or The ( www.photographytipsHQ.com). They will even give you suggestions for names so you can find one you like in your budget. Next step is paying for hosting and the company I use and recommend iswww.HostGator.com. If you want to get your blog up in a hurry Host Gator, is the way to go because with about three mouse clicks you can be working on your site in wordpress. Click here to see a video on how to set up a wordpress blog. They offer a variety of plans from monthly to yearly. As of right now you could start a blog with them for under $23. If you decide to use Host Gator, make sure to enter this coupon code for 25% off phototipshq. There are free options out there and I will go over those also, but I wanted to look at the benefits of paying for hosting.
www.HostGator.com 25% off coupon phototipshq …Continue reading
I love coming up with creative ways to let my wife know how much I love her. Having four kids allowed for “I Love You This Big,” with gesturers from each of them. They were a little confused as to why I was taking the photos but when they saw the final picture they understood…Continue reading
Here you will find pro tips on creating beautiful images. Learn and be inspired as they go over the details of the photo, and how they were able to capture the image.
- They will list the gear they used
- The camera settings
- A detailed behind the scenes look at the photo
For this particular image, I knew that I wanted a soft rim light on the model’s hair but still wanted her face to be bright and fresh. To accomplish this, I had the model stand with her back to the sun and then held my reflector about one foot away from her face to bounce the light back into her eyes, creating catch lights. To set up my camera, I metered for her skin and focused on her eyes. When posing the model, I had her first shake out her hands to get them relaxed and encouraged her to imagine having “ballerina fingers” so that the pose wouldn’t feel too stiff or rigid…continue reading
Light it Up!
Do you ever tell people that you’re a “natural light photographer,” because you don’t really know other ways to light a subject? Do you constantly make excuses to shoot outside or not at all? Most
photographers have experienced this or a similar situation at one point or another. I will try to “shed some light” (pun intended) on the concepts surrounding lighting….continue reading
Lots of people take photographs. It’s a way of life now in the digital camera age. It’s an excellent and exciting time for people of all ages to get behind the camera… but how do you make your photos better than just happy snaps?
Shoot the every day, every way!
The best thing you can do to improve your photography is practice. The more you shoot, the better you will be. Sounds simple right? Take a simple object around your home, for example your breakfast and try as many different ways as you can to capture it…continue reading
My name is Josh, and I’m an amateur photographer near Seattle, WA. I set up Photography Tips HQ, to help photographers of all levels to grow in their craft. If you are a beginner this site will help you learn all aspects of photography. Thinking about starting a business, or just looking for tips to grow your business? I will hold nothing back about what has worked for me, and what hasn’t, in my photography business. My goal is to help you grow as a photographer and reach your goals. If you have any questions about photography please contact me on Facebook or Twitter. I look forward to hearing from you!
“Make the world your canvas”
Starting January 1st I will be posting a photo a day for 365 days. Check out my page at www.fineartamerica.com to order prints.