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- you will need more light when shooting macro photography.
- you will have a very shallow depth of field when shooting macro photography.
- it's easiest to focus on the subject by moving the camera back and fourth until your subject comes in focus. "Live Mode" or viewing the camera image on the screen is great for doing this.
- when you disconnect your camera and lens, they can no longer “talk” to each other so you'll lose the ability to auto-focus, and control your aperture. Your camera will default to it's most open aperture setting. There is a way to “trick” your lens into keeping a tighter aperture, but more about that later.
- FAMILY COLLAGE: This is perfect for grandparents get a picture of the various families and make a collage. For my family this would mean all three siblings and their family would each take a family photo then we would make a collage with one photo of my family, one of my brothers, one of my sisters and one of my parents.
- THEN AND NOW: Get a picture of the person then and now, this works great for couples you could do when they were first dating or on their wedding ect.
- SPECIAL OCCASION: A great collage would be a photo of a special occasion of a parent and then of the child. For example we have great photos of my husband and I each at our First Communion, making a collage with those and each of my kids at their First Communion would be so neat!
- SPELL IT OUT: Word art is very popular so make your own take pictures of things that look like letters and spell a word, could be a name of something like family. (see my girls making an M above)
- GENERATIONS: Taking generational photos is really neat, we are doing a photo of all the grandkids for the grandparents and I know they will cherish it, yes matching shirts are required ;) For more unique generational photo ideas follow the link.
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- Natural Lighting: I know you hear it all the time but natural really is better so turn off that flash and find some great natural light then get snapping!
- Eliminate Clutter: It is easy to lose the focus of your picture when the background is too cluttered. Decide what you want your focus to be and try to remove the rest if possible.
- Find A New Angle: Try switching up your angle it can really add new interest to a photo. Get at eye level or take the photo from above or below, just experiment.
- Focus: Play around with the focus, get really close or far away, just do something different you may be surprised at how it turns out.
- Take Lots of Pictures: Finally just take a lot of pictures trying new things and you will improve just by experimenting and practicing.
Tweet Graduation season is here and art would make the perfect Graduation Gift! Here are 5 art inspired graduation gift ideas. Gift the gift of friends, Instead of framing that small 8 x 10 photo get it blown up and … Read More
- Gift the gift of friends, Instead of framing that small 8 x 10 photo get it blown up and make it really grab your attention
- Get the gift of decor with a piece of art by a favorite artist to decorate the dorm or apartment (I suggest acrylic for dorms it is durable and easily cleaned!)
- Give the gift of inspiration by finding a piece that makes them think of a life goal, use art almost like a vision board.
- Give the gift of memories by capturing a favorite moment or place and having it printed
- Give the gift of creativity by photographing a piece of art they created and having it printed