5 Tips to Get More Powerful Pictures for Beginner Photographers!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

So today’s post was supposed to be on the free ecourse I was taking on photography (that I mentioned last week). However, 5 days into it I just stopped getting emails (I have talk to the lovely person doing the course and will pick it back up next week). So I decided instead to give 5 tips (4 links) from a beginner photographer to other. These were the things that were covered in my short course that I found the most helpful.






·         Learn how to hold the camera. Do this for a day and make sure you are trying this over and over it is hard to learn how to hold the camera but it makes all the difference. (Still working on this.)
·         Learn how to use manual mode. This will consist of learning three things. (FYI: this is the part I am having trouble with.)
1.      Aperture: is the size of the hole in the lens.
2.      IOS: camera sensitivity to the light.
3.      Shutter speed: determines how long light exposure will be.
·         Try taking pictures in different setting and of different things. This is going to be key in really getting the idea of what settings work for what environments.
·         Stop thinking children will be still. This was by far one of the most beneficial things I learned. I realize taking pictures of children takes FOREVER (lol not really but it will take awhile) you are on their time if you want a picture you can spend years looking back on. However, it is very much worth it.
·         Last tip…. Practice, practice, practice. This is an art that is grown over time. It is not going to happen overnight. 


I am still working on my photography so any tips you may have leave them in the comments!


















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26 comments

  1. Wow, these are such great tips! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. Awesome tips! I love photography and can use all these tips girl!

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  3. Having a husband who is a professional photographer and being a keen amateur myself, it is so much fun to join a photo club to continue to extend yourself and explore a wide range of photography genres. My hubby & I are into iphoneography at the moment - it really is fun! ��

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    1. Iphoneography sounds fun. I look forward to finishing school so I can dedicate more time to it. The processes as been a lot of fun, my son is even worming up to being on camera.

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  4. Your tips are the very things I'm always trying to get around to, so thank you for re-inspiring me to learn the manual settings and to be patient with photographing my kids. Now, I'm going to practice this winter!

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    1. HAHA I was doing the same thing manual mode is intimidating.

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  5. I really need to work on these tips! I spent ages in Edinburgh (in the rain) trying to get perfect pics for my latest blog post, in the end we just went to the cinema lol

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    1. LOL I think I would have one the same if it was raining.

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  6. Great tips!! The thing that helps me most is to just take a zillion pictures and sort through later. Generally at least one or two come out good!

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    1. I try and do that with my son after awhile he starts putting his hands over his face.

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  7. Thanks for sharing! 2 things- I Pinterest different style shots on photography blog's and see what settings they used. This helped me a ton with learning f-stop and ISO. 2- I use snacks during photos (a lot)- suckers, grapes, goldfish.... It will get my
    Kids to stay in one place-ish and will typically keep them happy/cause enough of a pause to snap the pic I want. Mine are 19 mo apart and just getting them close enough to each other is tough these days! Good helps. :) would love for you to link up! http://www.akreativewhim.com/100-happy-days-9/

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    1. The first tip I have started doing, the second one never even thought to try that. Thank you! I will be getting some grapes and seeing what magic I can work LOL.

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  8. Great tips! I just bought my first DSLR camera and am having so much fun learning how to use it. It is so much harder then it looks!

    Brittany
    www.BeckyandBrittany.com

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  9. Congrats I know that is exciting. If you come up with any tips please share.

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  10. These are great tips. I'm always working on improving my photography, so practice is definitely needed. So funny about children not sitting still. I can never get all three of mine to look at the same time.

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    1. LOL I am sure you'll get there one day.

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  11. Some good tips to help with your photography are to photograph in natural light. Stand in front of windows when in doors or in shaded areas or when the sun is overcast if shooting outside. This gives you a natural white light rather than a harsh yellow light with lots of shadows on your / your kids' faces.

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  12. Great tips! I find some of the best shots of kids are action shots... because they're just being themselves. Also just keep snapping, you may get a 100 blurry/crappy shots and 1 great one.

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    1. I am seeing that, some of my best pictures are of my son running around.

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  13. Such great tips indeed. I pride myself on taking amazing photos of my posts. All my food posts, I use a white board as a background and try as must natural light as I can. So in the winter I have to plan very well to take the photos at certain times of the day.
    Merry Christmas

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    1. That is a great idea with the white bored. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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