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Photography Tips


I was looking through some food pictures today and suddenly I’m very hungry.

There are so many talented bloggers out there, who REALLY know how to take pictures. They know the ins and outs of their camera and their photos turn out like works of art. I’m not one of those bloggers, but I’m working on it. I’ve been reading as much as I can about photography and practicing by taking photos for my blog. There are a couple of tips from books, friends, and other bloggers that have really helped me.

1. Turn off the flash.

2. Natural light is best.

3. Get close up… really close up.

4. Try different angles. (This one is hard for me to remember.)

5. Learn to use photo editing software like Photoshop or Picasa. (I don’t really do this much, but I’d like to say I do.)

So, what’s your best tip for me? I’d love any advice you can give me! It’s such a beautiful time of year and I really want to capture it. Gardens, beaches,food, sunsets, stars, kids playing outside… so many things to photograph!

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  • Denise@alloverroses
    July 27, 2010

    I am with you…always disappointed with my photos and always drooling over everyone else's. Thanks for the tip on not using a flash. I've been trying to do angles too. I know what I want them to look like but they never do! LOL I am always whining to my husband that I want my pictures to look pretty like all the other bloggers. The desserts you posted are making me want something sweet! Thanks for posted this it was great!

  • Becky
    July 27, 2010

    I dont even have an actual cam. I talk my pics with my phone. It's only a 3.0 but its halfway decent.

  • Debbie
    July 28, 2010

    Practice Practice Practice!! I am trying to get better and it's nice with digital cameras that you can keep taking and not use up film. Good luck!!

  • Its A Blog Party
    August 3, 2010

    Thanks for the great tips!
    Thanks for linking up!

  • HoosierHomemade
    August 4, 2010

    When filming, try to use a background that complements the food or craft. I film mostly on white, but also like to switch up the color some. I buy lots of cheap plates at Goodwill. I try to film between 10a.m. and 2 p.m. Sometimes, I end up taking stuff outside to film, just to get better light.
    Thanks for sharing! And for linking up to Blog Party!

  • HoosierHomemade
    August 4, 2010

    Oops…sorry one more thing.
    I use Picnik, and it's SUPER easy with great results!