Photo Tips Using Your Smart Phone

 

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I have to say I love my “big” cameras and I have bought camera bags that look like purses so that I can have my big camera with me when I am out and about, but I LOVE the convenience of always having a camera with me on my iphone when it is not convenient to bring my big cameras.  Manufacturers are making them better and better with each new model.  For the majority of the population, phone cameras work perfectly for their photo needs on a day to day basis.  You can take some pretty awesome photos with your phone!

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Tips For Photographing Fireworks

New Year’s Eve is quickly approaching so I thought I would share some photo tips I have learnt over the years from photographing fireworks. Some of what I have learnt has been from trial and error because I have had times when they just don’t turn out the way I planned, but when I get all of the settings correct I am so thrilled with the result!

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Photo Tips – Night Photography

Snapping photos at night can be challenging and rewarding!  There are so many fun things hiding in the dark to capture – the moon, stars, shadows, lights, reflections ….  I find working in manual mode has made the biggest difference in success for me with my photos in the dark!  This post may get a little techie, but I will try to keep it simple and easy to understand.  There is a lot of trial and error that goes on with night time photography and digital is so fantastic for learning and experimenting.

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Photo Tips: Wedding Candids

I love attending weddings and I love taking photos at weddings!  As the guest there are so many fun things to snap photos of and I am going to give you a few tips and things I like capturing with my camera.

Decorations

We just went to a gorgeous outdoor wedding this past weekend so the photo opportunities were abundant!  I love details so I love taking photos of the decorations and the creativity the bride and groom have poured into their wedding.  Usually the couple’s personalities shine through the decoration choices and it was certainly was the case at this wedding.

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Wedding Centrepieces: Natural Elegance Scrapbooking Collection

I love hosting bridal and baby showers!

I like any excuse to make crafty personalised decorations, bake something scrumptious, and pull out and use my collection of antique glassware and china.

I used our new Natural Elegance Collection to make these table arrangements for a bridal shower.

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Photography Tips for Celebrations and Events

Do you try to capture everything at your celebrations and events on camera?  That was me!  I saw everything through the viewfinder on my camera and didn’t seem to enjoy the party or celebration.  Here are a few pointers of what to get photos of and put your camera down and enjoy the party!

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