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Take Pictures Like A Pro

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Photography is a real art form, and a pretty demanding one; the best results require highly-refined skills together with innate talent. This means that you have to be willing to take classes, try new things, and educate yourself in order take pictures that you can really be proud of.

Use digital techniques to create photographs that resemble oil paintings, watercolors, graphic pencil sketches and more. Many software packages are available, with Adobe Photoshop being the most popular. Some of these programs are more complicated than others, but the filter function is how you can convert your photos to art-like quality. Tinker around here and find filters you like.

Overcast skies can present problems when you are taking pictures, so exclude them from the image frame. Your photo will look washed out if you have too much gray sky in it. A better option for shooting in overcast is to use black and white. Include a blue and beautiful sky if you want to. but make adjustments for available light.

Simplify your camera settings for the best results. Take the time to fully understand one part of your camera controls, such as shutter speed, prior to moving on to aperture or other features. This will enable you get the image that you want, when you want it, instead of losing time having to fumble with the settings.

A lot of people consider gorgeous days of abundant sunshine to be ideal for snapping good photos, but direct sunlight is actually a good way to mess up a good picture. It casts strange shadows and glare, causes subjects to squint, and highlights unevenly. If you can, only shoot outdoors in the early hours of the morning or during late evening hours.

As you should now know, you have the ability to become a successful photographer. Snapping picture has more to it than just pointing and shooting. It is about capturing the art already present in the world around you and forever immortalizing it.

By Gia Dragoi

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Surprise Proposals throughout Chicago

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So, as promised in my last blog, here are some photos from a few surprise proposals I’ve had the pleasure of photographing all throughout Chicago.  The majority of couples use the most iconic Chicago backdrops as the location for this wonderful event.  Everything from the rink at the Peninsula and the rink at Wrigley Field, to the Cloud Gate, all these make for a wonderful site.  I can’t wait to see what locations I’ll be shooting in this year.  More photos to come.  

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Winter engagement photos in Chicago

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As mentioned in my earlier blog, I love doing winter engagement and wedding photography.  And here are some more examples of this.  Not only do the couples get a very different background of Chicago, but also a great mysterious look that winter brings.  What I love the most is putting the ring in LOVE in snow rather than sand, which almost everyone does. In my next blog I’ll put just surprise proposals that I was more than happy to capture during lots of snow and cold.

 

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Winter wedding and engagement photos in Chicago

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With the winter in full bloom, I’ve decided to add some photos that I especially like.  Although, cold as cold can be sometimes, these wonderful couples had no problem getting comfortable in this weather.  I love taking photos in the snow, as this makes for incredible backgrounds.  Whether it’s day or night-time photos, Chicago has something to offer to everyone, winter or summer.  More winter photography to come in the next blog.   Chicago Wedding Photographer | Wedding Photography Chicago | Chicago Engagements Photographer Chicago Wedding Photographer | Chicago Engagements Photographer

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Tips For Taking Beautiful Pictures You Can Show Off

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Novice photographers can greatly improve their skills by reading the following article. In this article, you will find a handful of great tricks that will help you begin your photography journey.

Decide what is going to be in your picture. Many good photos show only a carefully chosen portion of the subject, rather than the whole thing. Don’t try to crowd too many things into the picture. If you want to give a more general impression of something, take a series of pictures, rather than a single photograph with no real focus or details.

You can play with different colors and angles as well as utilizing the different features your camera offers. A good picture isn’t all about the subject, it’s also about the artistic way it is portrayed. A skilled photographer can take even the most overshot subject and create an image which is creative and jaw-dropping. You will find your own style as you experiment.

Pack your equipment for a trip carefully. Pack extra accessories and lenses so that you won’t miss out on any photographs during your trip because of poor planning. Don’t take more with you than you absolutely need.

Consider documenting your souvenirs with photography during your travels. You might take a shot of the store, or photograph the item in its original setting. When you do this, you have a nice, ready-made way of sharing the story of your souvenir hunting expedition!

Composition is an important factor that every beginning photographer should consider and educate themselves on. Like other forms of art, if your composition is lacking, then the outcome will not be the best. Study up on different methods of composition and then apply it to your own photos.

Photography is unique in its ability to preserve a single moment in an image. These tips can help you learn how to create these elusive images. With these tips in mind, you’re on your way to becoming a photography expert.

By Gia Dragoi

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