4 Ways Shadows Can Add Impact to Your Photos

4 Ways Shadows Can Add Impact to Your Photos

I used to be terrified of shadows when I was taking pictures!  I wanted the image to be as shadow free as possible, because dealing with the shadows are where they were falling on my subject was a nightmare I wasn't ready to contend with. 

But once you have got to grips with the basics of your camera, introducing shadows is an amazing way to make your images more engaging. 

Here's four reasons why shadows can add impact to your photos, and why you should start to try to incorporate them today! 

5 Simple Ways to Enhance Your Photos in Lightroom

5 Simple Ways to Enhance Your Photos in Lightroom

Once you switch from shooting in JPEG over to the RAW file format, you will notice that your images look a little flat and dull straight out of camera in comparison to how they used to look! 

That's simply because when you shoot in JPEG, your camera applies contrast, saturation and contrast, but the RAW file has none of that applied, which is why you need to add in some "pop" to images yourself! (You can read some more reasons why you should be editing your photos here - read it, then come back!) 

So, let's look at some really simply adjustments you can make to give your RAW images a bit of a lift! 

Photography Project for Fall: The Fall Scavenger Hunt

Photography Project for Fall: The Fall Scavenger Hunt

Welcome back for another creative challenge!  If you are new to the blog, every month for 2017 I will be posting a creative exercise / mini photography project for you to do.  So if you like the idea of a monthly flex of your photography muscles, come back on the first Tuesday of every month for your assignment.  

Yup. we've got another Scavenger Hunt, but this time for Fall. Now, this wasn't what I had originally had planned, but because I had so many people request it, via email and in our Facebook Group, I like to give you what you want! 

As per the Summer Scavenger Hunt, you've got a downloadable list of prompts, and all you need to do is go out is simply go out and capture what is on the list. 

3 Reasons You Should Be Shooting in Manual Mode (and not AV mode!)

3 Reasons You Should Be Shooting in Manual Mode (and not AV mode!)

You have no doubt heard, time and time again, that you should learn how to shoot in manual mode if you want to improve your photography skills - so many times that I bet you are probably sick of hearing it!) 

But exactly WHY is it so darn important? 

Well, that's exactly what we are going to dive into in this blog post :-)

Photography Case Study: Rachel Brokaw

Photography Case Study: Rachel Brokaw

Every so often I feature a different photographer here on the blog to show you the different journeys people take to get to where they are, and to shed some light on the ways you can grow your photography skills too!  Today, we are featuring an amazing photographer whose work I found in the Live Snap Love Facebook Group: Rachel Brokaw. I loved reading her story and I'm sure you will too! Over to Rachel....