Saturday, October 29, 2016

New Videos!

I have some new videos up! I plan on uploading more often. There is a vlog, a short film, a couple crafts, and more! Check them out here!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fun at the Corn Maze

On Saturday we to the corn maze! (The place isn't called "corn maze"; it has some long complicated name which I forgot. I don't have any pictures of us inside the corn maze, but I have lot of pictures of us doing other activities!)
Isn't she adorable? You can check out a photo shoot I did with her here.
One of my favorite photos! (below)
 Bow and arrow shooting =) I tried it, but I missed all of them.
And my favorite photo of this post! I just learned how to get an autumn look in Photoshop!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Advanced Photography Tips

I have learned so much ever since I got my DSLR. I collected tips here and there, so now I am going to share some of them with you!

1. Don't shoot wide open.
Don't put your aperture at 1.8 just because you can. This will result in slightly out-of-focus shots. Instead, you should set your aperture a couple stops higher. I like to use 2.8 or 3.2.

2. Use back button focusing.
Back button focusing is when you push a certain button on the back of your camera, it will focus instead of when you push the shutter button half-way. Look up how to back button focus on your particular camera.

3. Use a tripod.
If you are taking pictures of food, products, or anything standing still, use a tripod! It will let you use a lower ISO and a slower shutter speed.

4. Think about lighting.
If you are outside, take pictures with the sun behind the person and use a reflector to light up his/face. If you are indoors, have the person face the window.

5. If you have Photoshop, shoot in RAW!
Please, if you have Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, don't shoot JPEG! Shoot RAW! You'll get way better results. I recommend you read this post to learn more about RAW.

6. Examine other's photos.
Now, I don't mean copy. Find a photographer or blogger you love and examine their photos. I love this blogger and this photographer. Ask these questions:
What is her style?
What do I like about her photos?
How can I produce similar photos?

And of course, practice, practice, practice! That is the best thing you can do to get better pictures!

Check out my beginner photography tips here.