Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pets make great subjects- getting down low to their level makes a great shot, but don't be afraid to experiment with fun and interesting angles.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Just because you don't have a special macro lens doesn't mean you can't take close-up pictures! Set your camera to Macro mode (usually shown as a flower icon.) It probably wont focus perfectly first try, but persevere! Also remember that you can take the photo a little farther out and crop and edit later!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Next time you are at a grocery or produce store or farmer's market, pick up a bunch of flowers. Any kind will will work. Bring them outside, put them in a vase, lay them on the ground, throw them in the air, have someone hold them... the photographical possibilities with flowers are endless!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Take a look at photo editing sites- you can do some really fun things with your pics! My favorite is PicMonkey.com. There are lots of fun effects and touch-up tools, and it is FREE!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Experiment with a mirror!

Go to a local garden or park-  you are are sure to see some flora & fauna  to photograph!

Friday, May 4, 2012

When ever I want to take some photos, I go outside. Natural lighting, check. Something to shoot, check. Even if you live in the most boring part of the suburbs imaginable, you  will find something worth capturing. Play with angles, and remember to move around an object- something that looks very plain in the light from one side can look magical from the other side.

Friday, April 27, 2012

A long time ago, back when I was twelve, a very encouraging elderly gentleman informed me that "digital photography isn't real photography." No offense to him, but the main purpose of writing this blog is to show that he was pretty darn wrong.  The point of this blog is not to teach you how to take a good photo, or tell you what an f-stop is. The purpose of this blog is to show the world that you don't need a fancy-pants seven-hundred dollar camera to take a cool picture. So let's haul out our cheap, simple point-and-shoots and start snapping!