Better Photos During the Holidays

The holidays are upon us. Friends and families will be gathering, kids playing, and grandpa will be asleep in his favorite armchair. These are the moments and people that you want to remember forever. It seems everyone has a camera on them at all times to capture these moments, but you want your photos to stand out. Take photos worthy of social media (or better yet, an actual photo album) with these easy tips.

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Looney 11

This tip comes a little late for the recent Supermoon, but save it for the next full moon.  It was cloudy where I live so my night photography workshop was canceled, plus it started to rain later in the evening.  I’ll admit, I was a little bummed.  Then this morning I woke up and saw bright light spilling onto my bathroom floor. The moon was out!  I started the coffee, grabbed my gear, and went into back yard.  Just as I opened the blinds I saw a shooting star jet across the sky next to the full moon and a flock of doves took to flight (Okay the doves may not have happened, but the shooting star really did!).  It was meant to be.

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Horizontal or Vertical?

Sometimes you should follow the rules.  Sometimes there are no rules. Sometimes rules are meant to be broken.  How do you know when is the right time to take a horizontal photo or a vertical one?  Here are some pointers to help you figure out which way is right. Don’t worry, it’s easy.

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Shutter Speed For Dummies

I was taking pictures of some dummies yesterday and it was the perfect time to use Shutter Priority on my camera.  Some of these dummies were moving really fast so I needed to use a fast shutter speed.  It was Mission Ridge’s Dummy Downhill!

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Real Estate Pano

Using the Panorama feature in Lightroom

Sometimes a wide angle lens isn’t wide enough. As a real estate photographer it can be difficult to capture the true size and character of a room. One easy solution is to use Adobe Lightroom’s photo merge feature for panorama pictures.

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