Saturday, January 13, 2018

A Year Ago on Boost Your Photography

A Year Ago on Boost Your Photography is a twice-monthly post rounding up all the great content available on BYP that has been published during this same time of year, across the years. It's a quick way to catch up on content you may have missed, including seasonal and time-sensitive photography tips and ideas.

  • Boost Your Photography in the New Year. Great ideas for photography projects and resolutions to keep you shooting all year long. Find out about 365 projects, 52 weeks projects, the 100 strangers project, and more!
  • How to Freeze and Photograph Frozen Bubbles. This how to post walks you through the basics (and the difficulties!) of freezing and photographing bubbles. This is a great way to put a positive spin on your winter weather.

  • Then, take your knowledge of light a step further by Using Directional Light. Paying attention to the angle, direction, and quality of the light can make a huge impact in your images!
    • Series of Top 5 Posts. Check out these great collections of the "Top 5 Posts" across a range of photography styles and topics. Click on the images below to go to the full articles. 





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      Saturday, December 23, 2017

      A Year Ago on Boost Your Photography

      A Year Ago on Boost Your Photography is a twice-monthly post rounding up all the great content available on BYP that has been published during this same time of year, across the years. It's a quick way to catch up on content you may have missed, including seasonal and time-sensitive photography tips and ideas.




      • Favorite Photography Books and Authors: part 1. This first post on my favorite photography books and authors focuses on authors who explore the bigger picture of photography and will inspire you will ideas for composition, design, and more.

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      Wednesday, December 20, 2017

      4 Weeks to Better Photography is BACK!

      It's been a year, but 4 Weeks to Better Photography is BACK! This month-long free email course is packed with information to get you using and better understanding your camera. Last offered in January and February 2017, now is your chance to get this exclusive content delivered straight to your inbox!


      Each week you'll receive an email with advice, tips, and activities to try that will help you on your way to becoming a better photographer. (My goal is to release this content eventually as an eBook, so now is your chance to get it all for free.)

      • Week 1: Know your camera. Important lessons on camera function, settings, and modes.
      • Week 2: Focus. There's no easy way to salvage an out-of-focus image. Learn how and where to focus for ideal, crisp shots every time.
      • Week 3: Composition. Don't waste time trying to crop a so-so picture into perfection. Get it right when you shoot and create memorable images from the get go.
      • Week 4: Creativity. Once you've mastered the first three weeks, this is one to really push yourself as a photographer. Try different techniques, master different styles, and learn to express yourself!  

      Interested? Use the signup form below and choose whether you'd like to join the challenge for January or February (or even both, if that's your fancy - keep in mind, the content is the same each month). In no time at all you'll be on your way to even better photography!

      Already a subscriber? You can either enter your info again in the form above or click "update subscription preferences" from the bottom of any BYP email. It's that simple. Hope you'll join us!

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      (P.S. Those of you who are already subscribers will not receive a separate confirmation email, but don't worry - the first email for the course will arrive on Sunday morning, Dec. 31st.)

      Saturday, December 9, 2017

      A Year Ago on Boost Your Photography

      A Year Ago on Boost Your Photography is a twice-monthly post rounding up all the great content available on BYP that has been published during this same time of year, across the years. It's a quick way to catch up on content you may have missed, including seasonal and time-sensitive photography tips and ideas.

      • Shooting Modes part 1: program mode. Learn how to use all the different modes your camera provides during this month-long series. This first post starts from the beginning by getting you off of Auto mode and into Program mode.
      • Holiday and Photoshop Posts over at Craftsy. This next post features a collection of posts over at Craftsy including advice about how to photograph your holidays (without going insane) and how to use exposure compensation for perfect holiday lights.
      • Yes, You Need a 50mm Lens. A 50mm lens is a major upgrade from your kit lenses, and this post lays out a series of arguments (and photographs) to show you what you might be missing. Plus, at around $100 USD, a 50mm lens is also a steal! 
      • All about Bokeh. Bokeh is an incredible effect from lights and blur, and the holiday season is a perfect time to experiment with bokeh. This post will walk you through how to create fabulous natural bokeh shots.
      • Shaped Bokeh. The next step in bokeh photography is to create shaped bokeh. This post will walk you through this simple DIY hack for shaped bokeh photographs. 

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        Saturday, November 25, 2017

        A Year Ago on Boost Your Photography

        A Year Ago on Boost Your Photography is a twice-monthly post rounding up all the great content available on BYP that has been published during this same time of year, across the years. It's a quick way to catch up on content you may have missed, including seasonal and time-sensitive photography tips and ideas.



        • Great Gifts for Photographers (and Yourself). Treat yourself or the photographer in your life with something special this holiday season. This post offers a collection of must have and super-useful photography gifts and accessories at a variety of price points. 


        • Photography Gifts for the Holidays. Now is the time to start planning for holiday gift-giving. This post offers a wide-range of ideas and possibilities for how to use your photography to create lasting, memorable gifts. Check out the post for some great ideas!
        • Where to Order Photography Gifts. Part 2 helps you answer the question of where to order those photography gifts. Read on for a detailed comparison of three popular online photography retailers: Cafe Press, Snapfish, and Shutterfly. 
        • Thankful for Food Photography. Thanksgiving got me thinking about food photography. This collection of quick tips will help you with the settings, strategies, and stylings to make a big difference in your food photography.
        • Shoot Successful Self-Portraits. Selfies may be all the range among millennials, but any one can get in on the action with these helpful tips! Strategies for self-portraits as well as some ideas and inspiration - even for the camera shy.

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        Saturday, November 11, 2017

        A Year Ago on Boost Your Photography

        A Year Ago on Boost Your Photography is a twice-monthly post rounding up all the great content available on BYP that has been published during this same time of year, across the years. It's a quick way to catch up on content you may have missed, including seasonal and time-sensitive photography tips and ideas.


        • Find Time for Photo Books. Now is the time to get started turning all those incredible photographs into permanent, printed books! This post will help you over the hurdles of beginning, planning, and arranging to move you towards completion. Holidays gifts, here you come!


        • The Line: elements of visual design, part 1. This month-long series explores different elements of visual design, beginning with the most basic: the line. Read on to find out how to use lines to improve your photography.
        • Shape: elements of visual design, part 2. This post moves the conversation about visual design from the one-dimensional line to two-dimensional shapes. See examples of translating images and scenes into their component shapes.

        • Photography Collages: start a collection A collage can be a great way to display and share your photography. Think about a common topic, theme, or style that can unite your collage. This post includes further details and examples to inspire you.
        • Photography Is .... What does photography mean to you? Read my reflection on how photography is timing, patience, and luck. 


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