Category Archives: photography

Flash Photography for Beginners

Flash photography is challenging, especially for beginners.  Professional photographers may shoot in studio or outside but you can bet they have some great equipment that makes the most of the available light and they know all the tricks of the trade regarding flash.

Today I’m sharing a link to two videos that discuss various techniques you can use to make your photos look better when using flash.  I especially like the first video which compares the different looks achieved with a variety of flash choices.  I like that he uses people and different surroundings and lighting situations.  Both videos have great information and I hope you find them useful.  Check out the videos here.  Leave a comment if you think these tips will help you.

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Camera Memory Cards Ins and Outs

Camera memory cards are something I’ve never thought much about.  I know I need one in my camera but I’ve never made an informed decision about which card to purchase.  Honestly, I probably just grab a card based on size and price more than anything else.  What about you?

 

If you, like me, have limited knowledge about the technology inside that little card I have great news.  I just read an article written by an industry insider with in-depth knowledge about memory cards. He has a lot of good information to share.  If you’d like to know more about the ins and outs of memory cards, I encourage you to read this article, Why You Should Not Delete Images on Your Memory Card Using Your Camera.

How to Use the Rule of Thirds in Scrapbooking and Photography

The rule of thirds is a design principle that applies in all areas of creativity.  I wrote a post about using the rule of thirds in scrapbook design over two years ago.  You can find that post and some layouts using this rule here.  It actually comes quite naturally because it’s so aesthetically pleasing to our senses.

 

Today I found an article about using the rule of thirds in photography.  Photography is another creative area that most scrappers are compulsive about.  Read that article here.

 

We all know rules are made to be broken, right?  Yes, it’s easier to apply this rule when designing a scrapbook layout than in photography sometimes.  But do keep this in mind in your scrapping and photography endeavors.  Learn how to use the rule of thirds, practice it and watch your layouts and photography skills improve.  There’s a good reason rules are rules because they work!

Complementary Colors Pop

Creating contrast using complementary colors is a wonderful tool seen in many areas of design. Scrappers are also avid photographers.  As a photographer, you will appreciate this article about adding contrast to your images using complementary colors.  You can find the article here.

 

Get more in-depth information about color theory here.   You may already use color theory to enhance your photos and scrapbook layouts without even knowing it.  These color contrasts are all around us in nature and become intuitive.

 

If you’re not already using complementary colors in your designs you should start doing it now. This is one “secret” that will make your work stand out.  It’s the added pop you’ve been looking for.

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Photography

Photography and Photoshop courses are directly related to scrapbookers and there are some wonderful courses to get you up to speed.  As the memory keeper in your family, you’re usually the one behind the camera.  You’re the creative one.  Learn more about using your camera. Improve your photography or scrapbooking techniques for only $10.

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