9 Photography Ideas for Beginners

9 Photography Ideas for Beginners

Stuck at knowing what to photograph? Then these 9 photography ideas for beginners will give you some inspiration, AND help improve your photography skills at the same time! #winwin

I know when you are new to photography it can be challenging knowing what to photograph, or understand some of the different ways you can photograph the same thing.  That's why I've pulled together this list of 9 photography ideas for beginners that I think are easy enough for those just starting out to do, but that will also still challenge you to take better photographs! 

You certainly don't have to do ALL of these, so just take a scroll down the list and choose the few that interest you, or those that you haven't already tackled.  You might also want to bookmark this page for later, or better yet, pin it to your photography boards on Pinterest so you can find it again when you need it!

5 Simple Tips for Sharp Photos

5 Simple Tips for Sharp Photos

In our free Facebook community, there is one question that comes up time and time again - how to get sharp photos. 

Getting tack sharp focus can be challenging for ALL levels of photographers, but when you are just starting out, it can sometimes feel downright impossible, not to mention frustrating! 

So here are my five dead simple tips that you can put into practice TODAY that can help you get sharper photos...

Am I ready to start a photography business? Here's how to know.

Am I ready to start a photography business? Here's how to know.

Do you go back and forth in your head, thinking to yourself: "Am I actually ready to start my own photography business? When can I start charging for my skills?"

Then you are not alone!

This "When can I charge" question is one I get asked a lot, so that's why today I'm going to walk you through some of the things I personally think you should have in hand before you start your own photography business.  My goal is to help you start to think strategically about whether you are ready - and if you aren't, what you can do about it - rather than relying simply on how long you have been photographing or some other arbitrary figure.  

That's because there is no hard and fast length of time you need to be shooting for before you start charging. It could be six months, it could a year, or even five. Everyone learns at a different pace, puts in a different amount of time and effort, and has different levels of confidence about taking on paid clients.

Understand Aspect Ratios For Better Images!

Understand Aspect Ratios For Better Images!

Ever find yourself with an image that you thought was just perfectly composed, but then when you got your order back from the print shop, it came back with half a head or a hand chopped off?  Or (less dramatically!) just doesn't look the way you thought it would? 

If that has happened to you, it's most likely it will be because of your Aspect Ratio. 

Not sure what that is and why it's important?

Then keep on reading, as in this post you are going to learn: 

  • What aspect ratio is 

  • What aspect ratio your camera camera shoots in by default

  • Why you can lose part of your image (even when you go up in size) 

  • How you can minimise the impact of aspect ratio on your images

  • And how you can get your hands on a little cheat sheet that has all the relevant information for you! 

3 Simple Tips for Dreamy Background Blur in Photography

3 Simple Tips for Dreamy Background Blur in Photography

One of the questions I get asked a LOT is how to get those soft, dreamy, velvety blurred backgrounds in photography, so that your subject subject seems to pop right off the screen, and the whole image has that wonderful 3 dimensional quality to it. 

So, that's exactly what I'm going to cover today, with 3 simple tips that can help get your background super blurry and dreamy. You can use each tip on it's own to get better background blur, or use them TOGETHER for maximum impact! 

Let's dive right in shall we?

5 Tips for A Faster Editing Workflow

5 Tips for A Faster Editing Workflow

Time is without a doubt our most precious resource - because no matter how much we might want or need it, we can't fit more than 24 hours into our day!

And I for one don't have time to spend a couple of those precious hours sitting at my computer desk trying to manage, edit, and otherwise keep on top on my images.

So if you feel like you are drowning trying to get everything done, have a quick read of these 5 simple tips that will have you spending less time at your computer desk editing AND creating better images as well. 

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