Photography Tips {Creative Moms Blog Hop}

Ive been sick all week and since moving to WordPress have done nothing but computer-related stuff, so crafting has kind of gone out the window for now. 😉

I wanted to share a couple of quick photography tips, though! Im still a beginner myself, but Ive learned a few things by reading photography blogs (I Heart Faces is awesome) and playing around with my camera endlessly. My husband complains that Im taking photos all of the time, and its true! Ive caught some beauties by accident that way, too. So

Tip #1

Take a lot of photos, and dont be discouraged if you think youre not getting any good ones. The nice thing about digital cameras is that photos are easy to delete, but dont be too quick with the delete button! Check out this photo:

I was disappointed with this one because its the perfect angle but the lighting doesnt look very good and its a little bit blurry.


Look what a bit of tweaking did!

And, believe it or not, I did all of the tweaking in the free Picasa 3 photo editor, which is pretty limited but still great for quick editing.

Tip #2:

Play around with cropping your photo. I know that it can be tempting to crop everything in the background out, but sometimes it looks better and gives the photo a bit of atmosphere if you leave some background in. Case in point:

I think I like the last one the best, because I think the fence in the background adds something to the photo. It makes me wonder what shes thinking as she heads that way, too.

So did you pursue any creative thoughts in the past week or two? Feel free to link your creative post up in this blog hop, or simply leave a comment letting me know what youve been up to or what your goals are! Everyone is welcome, this is not limited to moms. 🙂