You don’t have to be a pro to want to improve your photography. Here are a few easy tips to get you started!
1. The "Rule of Thirds": It creates a better picture when your main subject is not right in the center. In your minds eye, divide your photo into thirds (either horizontally or vertically), and place your main subject on one of the third lines dividing your picture. You'll be amazed at the different feel you'll capture by not having your subject exactly in the middle!
2. Draw Attention to Subject: Try to draw the viewer’s eye to the subject of the picture by using other objects, such as a fence row or a road. If you use other objects properly, the viewers eye will unconsciously follow those objects, and be drawn to your subject.
3. Watch Your Lighting: Avoid using flash, as it creates harsh shadows and “red eyes” in people and animals. Also, try to shoot with the light behind you. If the light is behind the subject, you will get a shadowy “backlit” effect that often throws off the whole picture.
4. Pay Attention to the Background: We've all seen pictures with an ugly dump truck in the background, or a pole sticking out of your subjects head! Glance at the background before taking a picture, and either move subjects or move in closer to eliminate things in the background that may be unsightly or distracting!
5. Get in Close: Too many snapshots are filled with the background and the subject is lost. While the scenery is beautiful, the most important thing you’ll want to see a few years from now are those missing teeth and crazy freckles. Don’t be afraid to get up close and personal, that’s where all the important stuff is!
6. Keep Shooting: The best way to improve your photography is to keep shooting! Especially with the cost-effectiveness of digital cameras, play with different lighting and poses until you figure it all out...
Hope you enjoy!!!!!
This blog is a little late, however better late then never!
About 4 months ago I was able to photograph these amazing people: Sara and Grant. Sara and Grant were engaged in Paris when they went on their Europe trip this past summer. They met at Starbucks, where Sara was working at the time. Sara's cousin and my cousin dated for years and eventually married and Sara and I kept in contact.
Lucky for me I got to photograph their engagement shots!
Sara and Grant wanted simple and candid shots, we took them in studio and around my neighbourhood! Enjoy these highlights!
This is my first Blog post!!! Im super excited to start sharing my shoots and my favourite shots. This is Paulo and Meghan and I was super excited to shoot my very first vintage themed shoot! Not only are they adorable, they are both so important to me as Paulo is my brother-in-law and Meghan is my soon-to-be sister-in-law! Paulo has always been my inspiration and my support through school.He has always showed me to never give up and to chase my dreams and I am super thrilled he has found a beautiful woman like Meghan.
We decided to do a vintage shoot in Fort Langley. I just love the old style buildings and the old train tracks, simply perfect! These two dressed for the occasion and people actually were stopping and watching us take photos. We had such a great time and took so many fun pictures.
Paulo and Meghan thank you for letting me capture your vintage engagement pictures! I am so thrilled to have been able to do this for you and I am so excited for the wedding!
Here is a collection of my favourite shots!