I’m sure that you’ve all heard it before: “Amazing photographic opportunities are everywhere! All you have to do is open your eyes to see them!”
But, if you’re like me at all, it’s not always that simple. I don’t always feel like I see these opportunities. I don’t always feel the images around me.
Or, I’ll see an amazing photo that someone else has taken and it’s like dirt or a rusty old bike or something like that and it’s a really nice image. But, if I try to take a similar image, I can look at it and it’s perfectly composed and exposed and yet it still just looks like dirt or a rusty bike or whatever. And I wonder if someone else would see it differently. What am I missing?
And, then there are the times when, thankfully, it just works. An image works out. And, the feeling is wonderful.
And, I wonder if there is a way to kick-up, increase the chances of those wonderful moments. A way to get to that flow…
With that in mind, I’m just finished watching a video by Gavin Hooey that talks about his photographic process, from camera to computer. It talks about how he uses Photoshop and a bit of imagination to get to a photographic result.
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With just a few days until Christmas, it seems the right time to talk about Christmas and Holiday photography.
Here are a few tips:
Get ready! Be sure to be ready for lots of picture-taking. That means having your camera gear packed up and ready to go, if you will be on the road, or just ready and waiting for you if you’ll be staying home...
If you've ever spent time scrolling through your Lightroom catalog looking for images of particular people, you know how frustrating it can be.
But Lightroom can help with that.
It's that time of year again! Time for holiday fun and family gatherings.
And it's a great time to capture your family in a group portrait.
Here are some tips for shooting a great group photo: