Friday, November 17, 2017

More #Photo Tips - #SaturdaySnapshots

Want to know more about lighting in your photography? Recently I posted info from a YouTube video by photographer Peter McKinnon (HERE) with a couple of tips for improving our photos. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz left a comment and suggested I put together a post featuring more suggestions from McKinnon. So today's post is about lighting. 

In Tip #4 McKinnon suggests, "Move to a window."

I took this first photo using a flash.

I think the Rainier cherries look yummier in natural light from a nearby window.

McKinnon also advises, "Wait for the golden hour." According to Wikipedia: "In photography, the golden hour is a period shortly after sunrise or before sunset during which daylight is soft and even with a warmer color temperature."

Maybe this is what he had in mind.

I wish I could say that I'd worked hard to create these photos. Actually, I take lots of pictures, and sometimes I'm just lucky.

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Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I love these photo tips. I need all I can get. I love taking pictures, but I wish I knew more about the process.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Deb: Me, too. I also wish I'd remember these tips before I push the button to take a picture! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Ginx Craft said...

Thanks for the tips. I would agree with the flash one, as photos always seem to look better without it. I will have to give the golden hour a go. Not sure I am up early enough for the sunrise!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Ginx Craft: Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm generally not up (or focused) at sunrise either.

Kelly Marshall said...

I'm a total novice. I thought the advice on shooting just before sunset and after sunrise was great. I'll remember that.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Kelly: Thanks for your comment. I need to stop and remember all these tips before I point my camera at something.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great tips! I love your photos...and how you showed them in various light. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Lynne Spreen said...

I should take a class. I annoy myself no end with my missed shots.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Laurel-Rain and Lynne: Thank you for your comments. I need to become more proficient at taking pictures with my cell phone. I wonder if there's a class for that... or maybe I should just experiment and learn by doing.

Brona Joy said...

The hard part is remembering these tips when you're out and about taking photos!

I love golden hour photos - the light is so soft and pretty. Flattering for any people in the shot too :-)
Like you I prefer natural light when I can get it.

I've just had my very first photo exhibition launched this week - exciting but rather daunting at the same time.

I realised I put the post about it on my other blog - link is here

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Brona Joy: Thank you for the link to your post about your photo exhibition. Congratulations! I've always enjoyed the pictures you've posted for Saturday Snapshot. It sounds like you're learned a lot through trial and error and, as you mentioned, through lots of practice. I'm looking forward to seeing more or your beautiful shots in the future.

Katie Clooney said...

Great tips, Sandy! I can use all the help I can get. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Klara S said...

Interesting post. Thank you.