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

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

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


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