Experimenting with Photography
Back from a full weekend of a parties, fun and family relaxing. We threw a low-key, birthday party for my little one & her best friend who are turning three. They loved it and we actually relaxed at our own party! We followed that up with a friend’s birthday night out. Yesterday was breakfast in bed, sweet gifts from the girls and an all around relaxing mother’s day. Hope you had a good weekend!
So, today I want to talk about daily picture taking and some of the fun ways to get some interesting shots. So many of us now take photos on a daily basis. Some are taken during planned shoots, while others are taken on a spur of the moment. My favorite photos lately are the unplanned, random ones that I snap throughout the day. The photos that capture a mood or a special moment. The ones filled with those perfect little imperfections. Sometimes these pictures just magically happen, but they can also come with a bit of experimenting. These pictures are often the ones that I hang on my wall and years down the road really provide the best memories of daily life.
Here is a list of a few great photo tips that you can try the next time you grab your camera:
1. Play around with focus. Choose to focus on small details, instead of a main subject.
2. Be willing to embrace flaws. Overexposure, underexposure, shadows, and grainy textures are all imperfections that can set the mood of a photograph.
3. Shoot in black and white. The simplicity of black and white photos allows the subject be the main focus.
4. Try new perspectives. Shoot from up high or down low to create more interesting compositions.
5. Move the camera. Give your photos a new energy by capturing subjects in motion, or creating your own blur by moving the camera.
Hope these ideas inspire an memorable photo!Tweet