Happy Monday and Happy “This is such an awesome guest post” day! Shelley from House of Smiths has such a beautiful blog, and her photography is spot on. Every post she writes is like a breath of cheery, fresh air, so I HAD to ask her to write about some photography tips. Let me tell ya—they. are. good. Sit back and take notes!
Hey JAG fans! I’m excited to be sharing 3 of my must-know photography tips with you today! I swear in the past 6 months Pinterest and other similar sites have really given bloggers a run for their money. Don’t get me wrong, there are STILL those blogs (like this one, of course) that you visit every day and soak in each word… but for the most part, the majority of our traffic lately comes from readers that just want to brows the ‘pretty pictures’, until they see something that interests them. So, I’m here to share three simple things with you that will hopefully help take YOUR photos, to the next level…whether you’re a blogger or not 🙂
Natural Lighting and a Reflector:
I know we hear it all the time, but natural light is the BEST, least inexpensive tool that you can use when trying to accomplish a beautiful photo.
These two, fairly inexpensive pieces of equipment are absolutely necessary for me, when shooting product, video or the final, polished photo of a large project.
A standing tripod allows you to capture a clear, balanced, centered photo. I usually only pull mine out at the end of a tutorial/project, for the final photo, or when my lighting is tricky and I need a really stable surface for my camera.