Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Photography Tips and Tricks

If there is one thing that I have learned after selling on Etsy for almost two years, it is the power of a professional looking picture.  It can make or break a sale in about 2 seconds, maybe less.
Even after all this time, I am still learning, and still trying to achieve photographs that look like they are ready for a print campaign.
I yearn for a camera like this:
But for now, it is just me and my handy little point and shoot Nikon.
So tonight, on my mission for furthering my photography education, I came across some really great information, and thought it essential to share the wealth!  And at the end of the post you will be able to head over to Indie Fixx's Weekly Photo Challenge to show off your skill!
 1st stop...Picture Correct
This site has an incredible wealth of information regarding photography, for beginners to professionals.
Here are a few of the topics I perused, and found very helpful:
Aperture Settings
2nd Stop...Mommy's Camera
This is a wonderful blog for the Point and Shooters out there!  I just saw that she posted a tutorial on GIMP, which I after I wrap up this post, you know where to find me...on her blog reading up :)
3rd Stop...The Etsy Blog
Most Etsians have probably already read the Guide to Photography, but what the heck...go back and read it again.  I did.  It is chock full of excellent information from some of the Etsy Experts!
Here are the topics:
4th Stop...The Etsy Forums
5th Stop: Cheat Codes
Hello awesome! I found this little gem on the lovely White Space is Nice.

And the beauty below lives on an awesome little blog named The Hollie Rogue (formerly Milestones and Memories) Every Friday on her blog is Photo Friday! WHAT?  Crazy awesomeness I tell you!!
Image originally via Two Peas in a Bucket

Now, go play with your cameras, take tons of pictures, and get ready for the
Last week's contest ended today, so that means that you have a week or so to take your perfect picture and submit for next week's contest!  Even if you're not ready, go visit Indie Fixx because is is chock full of Spectacular-ness!

And don't stop there!  Do a few google searches and you can find so many helpful sites out there to help you out in your photographing journey.

Remember to send your lovely pictures to me so that I can do a future post to show what everyone has learned and mastered!

Hope this was helpful!!

Have a lovely Thursday!!


My Cottage Charm said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello! :0) Thanks for your sweet comment on my laundry room makeover on my blog, I really appreciate it. I am totally in LOVE with that room now and I used to hate it so much...amazing what a little elbow grease and some paint will do! :)
I enjoyed reading your photography tips..I'm not the best at photography, but I try. That's about all I can say about that! lol
hope you have a wonderful week
Missy :)

Cas said... Best Blogger Tips

Great post!! Thanks for all the links... lots of great photography tips!

Jamie H said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks so much for the link love! I'm definitely going to have to check out your other links!

Sinister Soaps said... Best Blogger Tips

Great post! The one thing I picked up is the rule of thirds from MyNaturesArt. I have no photography background and am still learning, though I got an awesome DSLR a few months back. Hopefully I can put it to better use.

Kat said... Best Blogger Tips

Those Cheat codes are cool as all get out!!

Love your advice :) The best advice I can offer is to take your camera out of automatic mode and never look back!

Auto white balance and exposure are usually off and you can get much better results by turning your camera to aperture priority for exposure, and choosing a custom white balance for color.

andi said... Best Blogger Tips

wow, great post! I'm so glad I found your blog and shop. thanks a ton for linking to my blog. i hope you'll stop by this week and link up to the photo friday link party. thanks again!


Romantic.Treasures said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for all the info on photography! I'll have to hang onto your post for reference. Like you, I long for a great DSLR camera, but have to rely on a point 'n shoot.
- Sharon/

Sher said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great and informative post! I too have my Nikon Coolpix point and shoot but I do love that thing. It fits so nicely in my purse and I can take it everywhere.

I'm off to check out those sites now!

MrsWardy88 said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm totally going to check this out futher. I got as far as Mommy Camera... I have rugrats that need my attention so after bed time I will be stomping all over your blog a little bit later. This particular post caught my attention because I will be shooting my daughter's first bday pics and need all the tips I can get. Grazi!

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