Just wanted to share some of my thoughts this evening as I’m feeling so not motivated to do anything except sit on my butt on the couch and endlessly pin beautiful portraits to my pinterest page. Anyway, I digress.
Top tips from your friendly neighborhood photographer 🙂
1. GET OUT AND SHOOT. Don’t sit and think you’ll get better by looking at other’s work. No no. get up and actually shoot something. I hate hearing photographers say things like “I haven’t picked up my camera in weeks” If I haven’t picked up my camera in a day, then I’m in the hospital.
2. Do not over edit. I cannot stress this point enough. There are some cases where a heavy hand can be flattering…some cases. Not all. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen a photo ruined because someone over processed…yikes.
3. Your equipment is not your skill. Would I turn down a 100,000 dollar camera? Hell no. But would I buy a moderately inexpensive one and learn every single thing about it to make myself and the camera click? (ha. camera pun.) Of course 🙂 Know your equipment…don’t let it be the one to decide how good your picture is
That’s all for tonight…I’m going to try some macro stuff before I sleep tonight…Big couple shoot in the morning! 🙂