Friday, November 7, 2008

We all like tips!!! don't we???

Hi my fabulous followers!!!!
well been super busy as always(wouldn't have it any other way!) so I haven't been able to do an entry in a few days, Bad Lolo(what my family calls me).
Anywho, was looking at all the awesome comments that i have recieved, and noticed alot of very thoughtful comments on my photography... THANK YOU!!!
Since I am going to school to be the best photographer I can be, why not share my knowledge with you guys so you too can wow your friends and family with your pictures....
Anyway, I am thinking once a week I will give a "tip of the week" cause we all like tips don't we???
So with that in mind....
My first tip...
(don't eat yellow snow... tee hee hee, a big deal in the house with two dogs!)
No really now...
GET CLOSER!!!!! this tip is true no matter what you are taking pictures of. People want to see, the expressions on faces, and the energy of the photo.. less back ground, more details on what is really happening, captureing how that moment made you feel!!!
So lets look at an example of this....
This is a picture of my friend Jackie and I as we are boarding the cruise ship....
Please notice all the useless space on the right hand side, is it adding to the story of the photo?
NO
can you see our expressions? NO really...
Why not move closer...
In this picture you can still see the ship, as it is part of the story, however, you can also see our smiley faces, and the friendship between two people, a much mor eye catching picture if you as me!!!
It sounds simple but people often forget to get closer to there subject....
However, with every rule there are times to break it...
If you see a bear and want a photo... CLOSER is not a good idea....
Happy shooting!!!!

8 comments:

fishlips said...

Wow how neat is this...What a wonderful thing to give us all tips...Thanks you Thank you!!!!

gale said...

LOL about the bear! No I don't think I need a closeup of one of those. lol. Thanks for the tip-I am guilty of staying too far back if I'm too lazy to zoom or step up. lol

scrappinmominky said...

Great tip. I'll be checking weeekly to see what your tip is because I am always trying to improve my photo skills. I take tons of pictures of my little munchkins and want better pictures.

thescrapmaster said...

Great tip! You are so right about the useless space. The second photo is just so much better. I hope you keep the tips coming because I need all the photography help I can get :)

I am doing blog checks and is there any way you can post our blog group list in a separate list on your sidebar so it is easy to see who is in the group??? Thank you!

~Samantha

Rachel Brumley said...

Thanks for the great tip on photography. I usually forget and do not get close enough when taking pictures.

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

Laura,
Thank you for stopping by!
YOu look like a fun fun girl!

jennifer said...

That's great! I want to learn a bit more about how to take better pictures so I'm really looking forward to these tips! Can't wait to hear more :)

The Mama Monkey said...

I love your tips!! Thanks for this segment! I look forward to reading more! I have a great camera and don't know what to do with it! :)

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