Beginning Monday, Jen and I will be taking turns posting photo tips for members and non-members. I get a lot of emails from people wanting tips on how to take good photos. People inquire about what kind of cameras to buy, what kind of exposures to use, and some people want to know what all those little gadgets on their digital cameras really do.
Before I continue, let me say that our shootout is a blog is for both amateurs and professionals - and all you in-betweeners. I never personally judge a photo on our town shootouts. I just enjoy seeing other places around the world. I know that goes for everyone. I love blurred photos, faraway photos, up-close and personal photos - I just love looking at photos.
Please know that we are not giving tips to make your photos better for us; we are giving them to make your photos better for you. People invest a lot of money in cameras these days. Time (and money for printing) goes into taking those family photos, and you certainly want your vacation photos to be the best they can be.
So, here is my first lesson. A simple lesson. What's wrong with this photo? Jen, you can't chime in. I will post the answer on Monday. Actually, there are a lot of things wrong with it. But the major thing is - ????
Also, let us know if you have any particular questions about photography and either Jen or myself will be happy to address it in the future.
If anyone has any ideas on how to improve this site please deposit your two cents here.
Disclaimer: There may be some weeks we won't post a tip. We are all busy and don't want this to become a chore for anyone. We may also decide to stop the photo tips for something more interesting. This is an all volunteer site and we don't want to burn anyone out. We do want to keep this site fresh with ideas. Each shooter is a part of the big picture, so feel free to be a part of our team by sending in your thoughts and ideas.