Taking Better Photos – Create Artistic Photos

Today we are going to talk about creating artistic photos.  The great thing about using your digital camera is that you can shot lots of photos without have the expense of printing the photos to see them.   Retake the photo and determine which ones are your favorite and why.  With digital cameras this takes the expense out of printing the photos.

Change the lighting by shooting the same shot at different times of the day.  Study the light by finding the lighting that give you the look that you want to achieve.  Early morning or early evening hours, are known as the magic or golden hours.  This is when the light is softer.

Change the setting or placement of the subject.  Retake the photo and determine what is your favorite and why.  

Then in post editing you can take a normal photo and apply presets, actions to create a more dramatic and artistic photo.  Some great post editing software that I use regularly are Lightroom, Photoshop Elements and Photoshop.  

Do you want to learn more about taking your photos to the next level, we have hands on classes to help you do just that.  

DSL Photography Class – Are you stuck on auto? This class will help you get off auto and take control of your camera.  

Photoshop 101 Class – We will be diving into editing photos, minor corrections and organization.  We will also be sharing easy it is to take the plunge after learning these techniques to go into digital scrapbooking.  

Still Life Photography Class – Do you love capturing the still beauty around us?  We will be covering how to get started, choosing and arranging the subjects, lighting, backdrops and more.

Depth of Field Class – Have you ever wondered how to create depth in a photo?  We will be learning how to choose the aperture and focal point to create visual interest in your photos.

Click on the links above to get additional information and to reserve your space.  Hope to see you in class!