As an online photography instructor, I'm often asked by amateur photographers some variation of the same question: "How can I take better pictures without breaking the bank on a fancy-shmancy camera?"It's a great question, because I really believe that it's just a matter of training your eye to see things more artistically -- not how much money you spend on your camera gear. (But if your dearest aunt really wants to buy you a pricey, top-of-the-line camera, by all means, encourage her generosity!)...more
Ask any photographer to tell you what the best kind of camera is, and you’re likely to get the same answer: the one you have with you. Seem too simple? It’s not.
The easiest way to learn how to take good pictures is to keep taking pictures until you start to get better. The more accessible your camera is, the more likely you are to reach for it when the perfect photo presents itself....more
This week at BlogHer University, we asked you to take photos using some of Jenna's apps and Joy's DSLR techniques and tag them #NaBloPoMo. We'll keep building that base as we continue through the month of May....more
Today we're going to take the mystery out of the manual mode on your camera. For my Joyfully Green blog, photography is my number-one priority, and I shoot almost exclusively in manual mode because I like to take creative control of the shots -- not let my camera do all the work for me....more
Since our little guy’s bedroom is so small, we wanted to give it a little something extra. We wanted a little architectural interest coupled with a place to display pictures and other accessories. To achieve this, we installed beadboard paneling with picture ledge trim.
Welcome to our first BlogHer University: Focus on Photography lesson. Today we'll be discussing the iPhone camera, how to get the most out of it, and what other camera apps exist to help you capture the best photos.
May is National Photo Month, so we've decided to host a course on photography for BlogHer University. No matter your skill or camera, you will come away from this month having learned something and having photographed something.
Everyone can benefit from a course on photography.