Blog Photography TIPS 101

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In order to create beautiful original content for Trend Survivor, I had to develop my nonexistent photography skills using photography tips.

Even though I am good at styling, I was working for magazines at some point in my life in the past, I had no idea about using a DSLR camera before starting this blog.

As a matter of fact I had no idea what pixels were, nor DSLR, neither aperture … just to mention the basics…

Mmmm I knew focus, lens and pressing the green button… That was all!

I have taken photography seminars- AF too- and I love reading and sharing articles about photography. The easy practical ones… I mean.

One of my favorite posts on the blog is Photography 100 Valuable Tips

Also I have subscribed to the photography newsletter. Very interesting !!!

My latest finds include, a rewardStyle article about “breaking down the anatomy of DSLR camera, a quick reference guide to make navigating headache free” and a “Garance Dore Pardon my French video” about photography with useful photography tips.

DSLR camera guide

DSLR camera guide

EXPOSURE: The amount of light per unit area. Overexposed photos are extremely light, if not white (above 0). Underexposed photos are extremely dark, if not black (below 0). “Correct” exposure is really in the eye of the photographer. Some prefer photos to be a little overexposed/brighter (above 0) while some like to keep their light meter exactly on “0.”

APERTURE: Aperture controls how much light enters through the lens. You’ll also hear people referring to f stops when discussing aperture. Brighter photos have a lower f stop (ex: f/1.4) while darker photos have a higher f stop (ex: f/16). For a blurred background or shallow depth of field drop your aperture down (ex: f/1.4).

SHUTTER: Shutter speed controls how long light entering the aperture exposes the sensor. The faster the shutter, the sharper the image. Longer exposure = brighter photo. Shorter exposure = darker photo.

ISO: Measures how sensitive the camera sensor is to light. Lower number = darker, less sensitive to light, less grain/noise. Higher number = brighter, more sensitive to light, more grain/noise.

I have printed the following and use it as a guideline…

Photography Tips Basic recipe

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  1. Oh those eyes, how can you take a bad photo of that cutie! I loved the video, I took a photography class in college–before digital, so I learned how to develop in a dark room…does anyone still do that?

    1. hahaha he is super cute… I can see that!!!
      We still have to put something in our picture frames….

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