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6 ideas to try for photos you’ll love

Posted by Linda Gransby on

Change your view Spend time looking around you and observing the surroundings where you are to be taking photos.  Think about alternative views for your images, get down low, up high or choose different angles.  Try to find the unusual shot.   Ready for their closeups… If you’re taking photos of people, try sitting them next to a natural light source such as a window with a net curtain.  Get in close, but don’t point the camera straight at the window as you’ll get a false reading from the light meter and end up with a silhouette. Alternatively, try zooming...

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Three painless ways to start organising your digtial photos

Posted by Linda Gransby on

Digital photography is great right?  In this digital age, millions of new photos are taken every day.  We can snap as many pictures as we desire of an event or person, making sure we have the perfect shot or angle! The likely outcome of this wonderful freedom is that you’ve probably got hundreds of photos on your phone that you’ll never look at again or use, clogging up the memory on your phone, tablet or computer. Its important to keep on top of managing your photos before they slow your device to a crawl, and the task of deleting rejects...

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Happy Christmas!

Posted by Linda Gransby on

Christmas is a time of enjoying the company of people we love, relaxing and celebrating.  The last thing you want is to get stressed about the photography and what’s going in your scrapbook.  .....Speaks the woman who has no pictures of one Christmas when my children were growing up… I just got caught up in the day and forgot!  Feeling festive is one thing but capturing it on camera can be a different matter!  I want to share with you a few thoughts for photographing your Christmas.   Details Christmas is filled with so many little details that make the...

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12 reasons to use a Tripod

Posted by Linda Gransby on

If you think tripods are just for the professionals, think again.... Here's 12 reasons to give them a go.... Better stability = Less blurred photos Easier to get Your Horizons Straight Capture Panoramas easily You can create Different Angles Leave your hands free Play with your time Lapse option Take long exposures of the sky, sea etc Shoot Self Portraits – you know you want to really! Shoot group photos with you in them! Photograph in low light without camera shake Take macro (close ups) without camera shake It makes you look like you know what youre doing! (only kidding)...

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Seven photo taking time savers

Posted by Linda Gransby on

Here are some suggestions to help you save time...... 1.  At the end of each photo session,make time to review your images immediately.  Don't be tempted to leave it until later, as they will mount up into a more extensive task as you take more and more, and you may not have time. You will find it a slower process when it is not fresh in your mind. 2. Review your images and delete blurred, boring,unacceptable and duplicate photos.  You don't want to have to work through these photos each time you open the file... pick the best, disgard the...

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