Thursday, August 15, 2013

Photographing Tweens and Teens

Photographing Tweens and Teens: "Booking teens and tweens for photo shoots is always fun. They have so much energy and enthusiasm and it really shows once they step in front of the camera. For that time when they are in front of your camera they feel like they are celebrities. That can be good for fragile egos and low self-esteem, especially when their hair and makeup is done and they look absolutely gorgeous."

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Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See: "In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students.  Most I have heard, or been given myself from time to time, have centered around learning to use the camera.  Things like “Use Only One Exposure Mode”, “Use Only One Lens”, or “Use One Aperture Setting”.  The most interesting to me, from a photographic standpoint, involved learning to see.  The reason I say this is that simple camera use can be easily learned. It’s basic math when you boil it down.  But learning to see creatively, learning to compose a shot, takes much more than learning buttons, dials, and controls.  These self assignments force you to look around you, to really see what you’re shooting and try to make interesting images."

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Turn a photo mistake into a great shot | TechHive

Turn a photo mistake into a great shot | TechHive: "Not every photo is a keeper. Indeed, a lot of the pictures you take probably turn out to be duds—perhaps the exposure is way off, the white balance turned everything blue, or you accidentally shot into the sun and your subject is in shadow. Whatever the reason, the good news is that it’s not hard to rescue many of those shots. The next time you have some photos that you’re not happy with, see if any of these tips can help turn a loser into a keeper."

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