Have you ever found yourself thinking there’s nothing interesting around you to photograph? It’s a common complaint, but the best way to hone your skills is to learn to find the beauty in even the most mundane surroundings. Sometimes all it takes is a little creativity and a change in perspective!
You’ve probably heard many photographers tell you to either shoot in JPEG or RAW. Most photographers will tell you to ALWAYS shoot RAW, no matter what. But, there are still a few that are devoted to JPEG and ONLY JPEG.
So what’s the big deal about this whole JPEG vs. RAW ordeal?
Let’s break it down.
“I don’t know what to post!”
It’s a common complaint amongst bloggers who just cannot create consistent content due to a lack of ideas. Whether you are just starting out in the blogosphere, or a seasoned pro, we all have experienced these moments of frustration where we have no idea what to blog about.
Two common tools used by photographers for post-production are Photoshop and Lightroom. Photoshop is a very powerful photo editing tool with so many features and has been around a lot longer, and because of this, it is considered the go-to software for professional editing. However, Lightroom, although more recent compared to Photoshop, quickly gained popularity, both among professionals and amateurs.
When I first picked up a camera back in 2012, I was shooting pretty much anything and everything that my eyes could see. It was a great way to get started and practice, but once I got the hang of using my DSLR and learned the technical side of things, I realized that my pictures were actually pretty boring. Taking a good picture that is in frame and sharp is definitely important, but there is a lot more to capturing a picture that is interesting and eye-catching.
Whether you’re just starting out with a phone or point-and-shoot, or you’re trying to improve your DSLR photography, these 10 tips will help you take your pictures to the next level!