Happy Monday Brainiacs! I hope everyone enjoyed their lovely weekend! I mentioned on an earlier post that I've been trying to make the most of my summer by using up my vacation time that needs to be depleted by August 31st. Since I am a new blogger, I wanted to see if there were any blog conferences that were nearby. I got lucky and found one right in my backyard - Enter ADVENTURECON!
ADVENTURECON was put together in partnership with Sea World San Antonio and the Wildside Bloggers. It was 2 days worth of awesome blogger information and most importantly, the whole family was invited to enjoy the park too! Who can beat that?
While in attendance, I was able to pick up some great tips to become a better blogger. I am not the best photogrpaher ever. You can ask my husband and he'll comfirm that. However, after hanging out with Nan Palmero, I think I can take some decent pics! Check these out:
- The rule of 3rds - Use the grid on your phone so that you can dissect the picture in 3rds. Look around the picture you don't like and crop! Voila!! New picture :). I did most of the dolphin ones like this because they moved around too much. LOL!!
- Don't take a picture of your subject in the middle. The general rule of not centering your subject is time-honored, and comes from one basic idea: the center of an image is a stable, straightforward place. When you put something there visually, it stays there visually, usually resulting in a static composition. You will notice some of the great pictures are not centered for this very reason.
- Get close to the subject. Don't be afraid to do this. Getting close gives you the best pictures. Never zoom in. Pictures come out funny that way. Again, use crop! Cropping will be your best friend!
- Avoid bright backgrounds. Keep in mind, your subject. You're not taking a picture of the background. You're taking a picture of the subject.
- Which leads to lighting. Lighting is very, very important. You don't want the lighting in back of the subject. You want enough lighting in front of the subject or at least surrounding the subject in order to take a decent picture. Natural lighting seems to be the best!
- Quantity is the best. Take lots of pictures of the same subject. Within those pictures, you'll be able to find the best one. Especially if the subject is moving around!
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