A Step By Step Guide to Shooting in Aperture Priority Mode

A Step By Step Guide to Shooting in Aperture Priority Mode

It can be a really daunting experience to move away from the AUTO modes on your camera, but you really must if you want to get great photos!

And the first step is to move to something called Aperture Priority Mode. This will help you get more control over how your images turn out, but as it still leaves you with the “safety net” of the camera balancing the exposure, so you don’t need to worry about that just yet 😉.

We’ve a lot to get through in this blog post, so let’s get crackin’!

What is Aperture? A guide for new photographers.

What is Aperture? A guide for new photographers.

Have you heard the aperture when learning photography, and wondered what it is?

Or what that has to do with the term F-stop?

And just what the heck depth of field is?!

Then you’re in the perfect place! In this blog post we’re going to go over what Aperture is, what the term F-stop means, plus what depth of field is and how we can use it for creative photos!

Ready? Let’s dive in!

5 Tips for Capturing Joy in Child Photography

5 Tips for Capturing Joy in Child Photography

It can sometimes be the Nirvana of child photography - getting images where your child looks happy, full and joy and completely carefree…..unlike the moody face you normally get :-)

But it is totally doable! There’s just a few things to keep in mind.

In this week’s blog post, I’ve got five tips for you that will help you capture the joy of children, whether you are photographing your own family, or for client sessions if you’re in business.

5 Exercises to Get You Out of A Creative Photography Rut

5 Exercises to Get You Out of A Creative Photography Rut

We’ve all felt it at one time or another - we’ve got no idea what we could even take photos of, every image we DO take seems boring and “snapshotty”, and we’re left wondering if our creativity has got up and gone.

For some, just putting down their camera works a treat, and for others, such as myself, a small but firm kick up the pants is needed.

These creativity exercises are those kick in the pants, so pick one, and get out there and start shooting!

5 Must-Read Tips to Improve Your Lifestyle Photography

5 Must-Read Tips to Improve Your Lifestyle Photography

Lifestyle photography is without doubt my favourite genre of photography - one where you can capture an everyday moment or scene beautifully, and freeze that moment in time.

On the whole, this is how I capture my family every single day, rather than waiting for milestone moments like birthdays or the one-a-year family photos (which I love too, but in a different way!)

But of course, lifestyle photography has it’s challenges too, so here’s my five top tips for getting better child and family lifestyle photos.

8 Ideas for Photographs of Your Children You Can Take At Home

8 Ideas for Photographs of Your Children You Can Take At Home

I get it, we can all feel sometimes like it’s harder to take photos when we are stuck in at home, rather than in the great outdoors.

But there are loads of opportunities for capturing great photos of our kids indoors as well as out.

So today, I’ve come up with 8 ideas for photographs you take of your children at home, along with a few tips and tricks for each one.

Ready? Let’s go!

A Behind the Scenes Look at Auto to Awesome

A Behind the Scenes Look at Auto to Awesome

Do you wish you could stop fumbling with the settings on your DSLR, and instead know EXACTLY which settings to use for wall worthy photos?

How would you like to be able to take images that are beautifully lit and perfectly in focus, and look professional and polished?

And do you wish you could develop the skills you need to beautifully preserve your family memories NOW, so that you can finally be finished the learning part and just get on with the fun part of photography - taking photos?

If the answer to those a big resounding YES, then I have the very thing for you!

How long does it take to learn photography?

How long does it take to learn photography?

This question “how long does it take to learn photography?” is one I’ve gotten in different forms several times over the last few years….usually by people who are feeling SO frustrated because they’ve spent months learning all they can, but still don’t feel like they have reached their goal.

Learning photography really can be overwhelming and frustrating, and sometimes we feel like we might not ever get there, or we’d just love to skip forward on the learning part and get the photos we want NOW.

So, just how long does it take to get good at photography, or at least good enough to take decent photographs?

Read on, and find out!