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Shooting stock photos – around Ann Arbor

This week I had some time to take a few stock photos around Ann Arbor. I have a long list of possible photos I think would be good to take, so when I have some time I can check my list and see what I feel like taking. This week I focused on some companies … Continue reading

From DPS – How to Master Your DLSR in One Afternoon

Digital Photography School has another great article for beginners, this one gives an introduction to ISO Aperture Shutter Speed These are the three components that determine how much light gets into your camera, and discusses each component’s effect on other factors such as focus area, noise, and focus, with good examples. Read it here

Shooting stock photos – Roller Derby game!

Last Friday I attended an event I’ve wanted to attend for a long time, Roller Derby! The Ann Arbor Derby Dimes are a terrific organization that fields three roller derby teams. Last Friday they had a meet with two matches. Here’s what I did to prepare for the event: – Read the organization website to … Continue reading

Shooting stock photos – Detroit solo photo day

Had a great day in Detroit Sunday, spent much of the afternoon taking photos. Here’s what I did: To prepare I saw what photos already existed, looked through Things To Do in Detroit, and through FourSquare found this great list of Historic Areas of Detroit. I also looked up companies with headquarters in Detroit and … Continue reading

From PictureCorrect – Eight Worst Habit of Beginning Photographers

Another great list, this one from PictureCorrect, of what not to do: BAD HABIT #1: SHOOTING IN BRIGHT DAYLIGHT (need to avoid harsh shadows) BAD HABIT #2: SHOOTING JPEG (though I do it…) BAD HABIT #3: CENTERING THE SUBJECT (reminder of rule of thirds) BAD HABIT #4: SHOOTING FROM EYE HEIGHT (so many angles you … Continue reading

From Shutterstock – Things to keep in mind when shooting stock

Shutterstock’s blog has a great infographic of things to keep in mind when shooting photography for commercial purposes. They address copyright, trademark, editorial, releases, and credentials, and end with a checklist, and an option to download a guide to protecting your content. Check it out here

From DPS – 5 Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images From Good to Great

From the folks at Digital Photography School, 5 very quick and easy to understand tools that will get your photographs that “pop”. They discuss the following tools: – Shadow and Highlights – Levels – Color balance – Hue and saturation – Vibrance which are pretty much the tools I use most of the time. Check … Continue reading

Shooting stock photos – 4th of July parade

Shot stock photos at Ypsilanti’s 4th of July parade, I just love 4th of July parades, I get all sorts of emotional and patriotic…  Here’s what I did right and what I’ll do differently next time: – I researched the parade route, figured out a good place to park, got there early, played with camera settings. … Continue reading

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