A Cowgirl’s Guide to Getting Great Photos- Part 7

Part 7 – PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE Who amongst us hasn’t had those uncomfortable ‘posed’ shots taken when we were on vacation with the requisite say “cheese’ instruction that we look back on and wince. Taking bad shots of people is easy but don’t worry, taking good shots of people is not as hard as you think as long as you work on getting a few things right:  The subject matter  The background How you’ll frame it Light These are relevant whether or you are dong a studio portrait shot, an outdoor …

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A Cowgirls Guide to Getting Great Pictures: Which Camera is right for you?

A COWGIRLS GUIDE TO GETTING GREAT PICTURES: Part 6 – Which camera is right for you? When it comes to taking photos I have always maintained that the camera is just a tool. In the same way that buying a canvas, some paints and brushes doesn’t make you the next Picasso, owning a top of the range camera without applying comprehension of composition, light and subject choice won’t make you a good photographer. Nevertheless “Which camera would you recommend?” is still one of the questions I most get asked at Black Mountain Ranch, so …

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A Cowgirls Guide to Getting Great Photos: Week Three

Part 3 – Composition continued As with all things creative, there’s no such thing as ‘perfect’ composition. Photography is a subjective art form, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so you won’t ever reach a point at which you have scored any kind of maximum points. But it is possible to have poorly and well composed photographs. The last posting was all about the Rule of Thirds. It’s a good guideline to start you thinking about how you’ll fill your viewfinder. But in addition to that here’s a few more tips for you to consider as …

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