USE SIMPLE BACKGROUNDS

Comment

USE SIMPLE BACKGROUNDS

Use Simple Backgrounds

The simple approach is usually the best approach. Before pressing the shutter release button, you have to decide what needs to be in the photograph, while not including anything that is distracting. If possible, choose a plain background something with neutral colors and simple patterns. You want the eye to be drawn to the focal point of the image rather than a patch of color or an odd building in the background. This is vital in an image where the model is placed off center.

Comment

TOP 3 SECRETS TO FINDING INSPIRATION IN UNINSPIRING PLACES

Comment

TOP 3 SECRETS TO FINDING INSPIRATION IN UNINSPIRING PLACES

Top 3 Secrets to Finding Inspiration in Uninspiring Places

 

Feel like you live in an area where there's nothing good to photograph? The truth is, almost any location offers ample material. It's more about when you photograph than where you photograph. Any place can appear almost magical in early morning or late evening hours. But if you still find yourself feeling like there isn't one single interesting thing to photograph, give these tips a try.

  1. Start photographing anyway. Activity and inspiration go hand in hand. When you feel stuck, just get out the door and start photographing anyway! Once you have your camera out and are trying different things, you will likely feel more excited by what is around you.
  2. Go somewhere new. Take a day trip to your nearest zoo, tourist attraction, park, garden, nursery, or aquarium. Going to a new location can help you think in a more creative way. And if you know you're not likely to be back anytime soon, you'll feel more compelled to leave procrastination behind and seize the day!
  3. Look around you. Make a habit of noticing things. Nice hands, interesting designs, lovely light, simple backgrounds, bold colors - or anything else that strikes your fancy. For example, whenever you see the color red, consider how it may work in a photograph. Colors like red, orange, and purple are less common and stand out, offering potential subject matter to photograph.

To help you find your inspiration in uninspiring places, sign-up for your City Photo Walking Tour today @www.cptours.com

Comment

TIP OF THE WEEK

Comment

TIP OF THE WEEK

Study photos and read photography books

When you study the photographs of others, ask yourself, what do I like about it? What do I dislike? What would I do to improve it? Is it great? What makes it so great? Therefore, look at it, marvel in it, and figure out how they did it. However, don’t forget to go out and make your OWN images and or recreate it in your OWN special way! Also, read photography books and websites for helpful tips. Unfortunately, all are not created equal. Find photographers who you can connect with through their writings and find photographers who will give you good advice. I’m a big fan of wedding photographers and basic photography books. So, don’t be afraid to read books on photography for beginners, baby/kid photography or cinematography, they’re all very useful. 

Want to take postcard perfect photographs while touring Washington, DC? Learn how to operate your camera and see creatively on one of our City Photo Walking Tours. We'll help you bring your imagination to life in print, but first you need to discover how your lens view the world. Book your photo walking tour today at www.cpwtours.com

Comment

Comment

CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE, CHANGE YOUR IMAGE

CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE, CHANGE YOUR IMAGE

We see the world from eye level and most people’s eyes are at the same height. If you constantly photograph the world from the same altitude as your eyes, you will be amazed at how photographing from your knees, or a high ground will change your image. Watch a film about a documentary photographer and see how they move about. Notice how many pairs of pants they wear out by constantly kneeling to photograph from low angles.

Learn how to change your images by changing your perspective. RSVP your 3 1/2 hours City Photo Walking Tour today! Our classes are held daily and are limited to six people. www.cpwtours.com

Comment

FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS

Comment

FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS

Want to take postcard perfect photographs while touring Washington, DC? Learn how to operate your camera and see creatively on one of our City Photo Walking Tours. We'll help you bring your imagination to life in print, but first you need to discover how your lens view the world. Book your photo walking tour today at www.cpwtours.com

Thank you for liking and sharing our City Photo Walking Tours Facebook page with your family and friends.  www.facebook.com/CityPhotoWalkingTours

Comment

WHAT WE SEE DEPENDS MAINLY ON WHAT WE LOOK FOR

Comment

WHAT WE SEE DEPENDS MAINLY ON WHAT WE LOOK FOR

Want to take postcard perfect photographs while touring Washington, DC? Learn how to operate your camera and see creatively on one of our City Photo Walking Tours. We'll help you bring your imagination to life in print, but first you need to discover how your lens view the world. Book your photo walking tour today at www.cpwtours.com

 

Thank you for liking and sharing our City Photo Walking Tours Facebook page with your family and friends.  www.facebook.com/CityPhotoWalkingTours

Comment

BROKEN CRAYONS STILL COLOR

Comment

BROKEN CRAYONS STILL COLOR

Want to take postcard perfect photographs while touring Washington, DC? Learn how to operate your camera and see creatively on one of our City Photo Walking Tours. We'll help you bring your imagination to life in print, but first you need to discover how your lens view the world. Book your photo walking tour today at www.cpwtours.com

Thank you for liking and sharing our City Photo Walking Tours Facebook page with your family and friends.  www.facebook.com/CityPhotoWalkingTours

Comment

TIP OF THE WEEK

Comment

TIP OF THE WEEK

TIP OF THE WEEK:
Anticipate moments before they happen.

Want to take postcard perfect photographs while touring Washington, DC? Learn how to operate your camera and see creatively on one of our City Photo Walking Tours. We'll help you bring your imagination to life in print, but first you need to discover how your lens view the world. Book your photo walking tour today at www.cpwtours.com

Thank you for liking and sharing our City Photo Walking Tours Facebook page with your family and friends.  www.facebook.com/CityPhotoWalkingTours

Comment