Amateur Guide to Photography

Don’t Read the Manual

OK, I am assuming you all know how to take a photo with your camera and have fully read the manual… nope, nor did I!

You get your camera out of its box and charge it up and start snapping on auto asap, I am the same with anything new to be honest, its only when I really can’t figure it out Ill actually start reading the manual. Anyway, so after wandering around and trying the zoom and snapping at anything that moved – mostly ducks! I am guessing you took photos of ducks! why is that? why do new photogs always take lots of photos of ducks? Its like we are hoarding them for some special duck event one day! Anyway I am sure you wanted to know what the dials do and what all the numbers mean as to be honest the photos you intend to take had better be superior than what a mobile phone produces – even if it is ducks.

Forget the numbers.

I am going to keep this simple for you so we can move on and actually start doing the cool stuff


How Photographers Ease Their Everyday Pressure

Photographers are prone to injuries and health issues as they have a very busy schedule to keep up. Photographers choose firms that can help ease their everyday pressure. These firms work on editing images and make alterations that are necessary to these images. There are many photo related services provided by these firms and they have come in quite handy to the photographers throughout the world. Images of many sorts show up at the firm and it is the firm’s responsibility to edit the images as per the clients’ requirements. What do these firms do? Simple! These firms set up a few computers with the latest technology and highly experienced photo editors. These editors are trained to work on huge volumes of data and can deliver error free outcome on time.

Working on images is a difficult task; one has to have a keen eye in finding the faults in these images and correcting them. Firms which work on images usually use the tools available on Photoshop. Photoshop has tools that can help editors maneuver the objects in the images as per necessity. Challenges that are faced by editors during the editing process are many, example the


Fun Photo Effects for Photographers

There are several ways to introduce an effect to a digital image. At the most basic level you can use preset values or “image filters”. Instagram has been considered the most used applications in phones and tablets that makes use of preset values to alter the color spectrum of an image.

Using filters can enhance a person’s enjoyment of everyday photography. New cameras like Camera360 provide a plethora of filters for use in everyday shooting.

However, to amaze your friends and family, you just have to go beyond simple image filters. To get you started, here are some photo effect ideas:

1. Shooting Lightning – Isn’t it amazing how photographers are able to shoot lightning? Well the process is really simple. All you just need is a wide – open landscape with lightning strikes, a tripod and your camera

Long exposures are required to capture lightning as it passes through the atmosphere. Well, some photographers are comfortable with really long exposures (some lasting between five to seven minutes)

“Cut” the exposures into bite-sized pieces (about 30 seconds each). Combine all the photos were you recorded the featured lightning strikes and combine them


Why Choose a Professional Photographer for Your Wedding Day

Photographers not only bring your emotions to life, but also captures short-lived moments of affection and love that you would love to cherish and pass on to your future generations as a gift. After the wedding cake disappears, flowers droop and the most candid moments of the day have become memories, the only thing that would further bring a smile on your face would be the pictures of that day.

Shopping a gown and booking a venue for the wedding day is much different from finding the perfect wedding photographer. It is not at all a simple and easy decision that you can take without giving it a second thought. Most troubling part is that you won’t know what you chose, until you get the pictures on hand.

Consider Hiring A Professional:

Do not take any risk, when it comes to your wedding day because it is too special and you cannot let it ruin it at any cost. Consider hiring professional wedding photographers, who will capture the candid moments of your wedding day. Professional photographers have extensive knowledge and experience in this industry. They would know when and how can they get the


5 Quick and Easy Tips on How to Take an Awesome Selfie

With the release of Kim Kardashian’s new book “Selfish” dedicated exclusively to her selfies, it’s clear to see that the selfie trend is here to stay! Who wouldn’t like selfies – it’s like a mini photo shoot where you’re the model, photographer, lighting director, makeup artist and stylist! Whether you’re posting selfies to show off your amazing makeup or your outfit of the day, here are some tips that are sure to have your Instagram followers double tapping and your Facebook friends pressing the like button.

1) Make sure the light is right! Lighting is one of the most important factors when trying to take a flawless selfie. Make sure the lighting doesn’t cast shadows (as this can draw attention to unwanted areas and make facial features appear larger, such as the nose) and try to avoid fluorescent lighting, as this type of lighting is universally unflattering and can make the skin look pale and lifeless. The best type of lighting to use is natural light, if possible!

2) Know your angles! It may take time and some experimenting at first to find your best angles, but it will be worth it! Try different poses and