5 Useful Tips for Everyday Photography

5 Useful Tips for Everyday Photography


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On www.living-notes.com I have a post that talks about how to choose a camera, but today I want to cover the basics for an every-day person who wants to take nice images, but doesn’t want to be a professional photographer.

Here are 5 helpful tips that I have found useful:

1. You don’t have to have a fancy camera to create amazing images.
I am asked a lot about the photography gear , but here is the honest truth: unless you are creating images that need to be a commercial grade quality and will need to be be blown up to bill-board size( which would require professional equipment), you are better off with a phone. Some phone cameras today are better than some of the less expensive digital cameras on the market.

2. If you don’t have a good camera on your phone, search for camera apps in the App Store. There are some amazing apps that will, quite literally, allow you to control everything a digital camera would allow for. Some examples : pro-camera, camera+, darkr.

3. Light is everything.
Bad light exists. Find it. Avoid it. Good light is 50 of the picture.

4. The other 50% is editing.
My philosophy is - find your OWN style. There are 100s of tutorials of editing “how-to”s, they are useful and very informative, but up to this day, I think that the best way to learn is to roll up your sleeves and experiment. Try different edits. See what you like most. There is no right or wrong in this field, in my opinion. It’s a way of personal expression, and no matter what you do, you will have your own tribe of those who love your images and those who hate them.

5. Apps that are great to use for editing besides world-known VSCO:
Snapseed, Afterlight, Izkiz Cam, ColorStory.

Most of these allow to save your own pre-set, which is great, in my opinion.

Is this helpful to you, guys? What do you like to use?



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