I'm super excited to kick of my "Blogging Series" with this post. While I don't often take my own photos any more, my boyfriend and I work together to create the perfect shots. He's got the technical photographer eye and I've got the sense of what makes a great style photo. Together we've learned some tricks and I'm going to share them with you. Thanks Ashley for suggesting this as a post!
Learn your camera: No need to be redundant here, but learn your camera. You don't need the $2000 set up or lenses. Sure it helps, but nothing beats learning the settings of your camera. Ditch the auto shooting and get educated. There are plenty of resources on the internet about camera bodies, lenses, what white balance, aperture, and shutter speed mean. Learn it. Remember: The camera doesn't take the "good" photos, you do. So, even if you spend a lot of money and don't bother to learn the camera, chances are your photos won't be any better.
Ideas: Rundown buildings, brick streets, brick buildings, open fields, grassy paths at the park.
Photos I snapped of Abby
Don't rely on editing, but do edit: A lot of people think that editing is magic and while Photoshop is kind of magical, it doesn't solve everything. I hardly edit my photos because they usually turn out pretty nicely. If I do, it's just brightening them.
The Blogging Series @ Midwest Muse will continue on a semi-regular basis. Covering all aspects of blogging. Got a suggestion or question? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org