Photography Tips Series: The Edits
Welcome to the last episode of the Photography Tips Series: The Edits! And the most entertaining one too! At least for me…
Remeber that if you have any questions along the way, I will always answer them! Just leave them in the comments below. Also, it’s a good idea if you pin to Pinterest (redundant), all of the thumbnails of each of the four posts in this series, so you can reach out to them whenever you need to. By the way, do you follow me on Pinterest already? Would love it if you do!
As I told you in the Basics and Settings episode, it is very important for you to shoot in RAW. But when you do, you will need an editing software to develop those RAW files.
In this post, I am going to explain how I do just that with my own photos.
WHAT I EDIT
Anyone has its own style and taste for colors, shadows, highlights, skin tones, etc. And you will discover your own style by practicing a lot (like everything in life). And by trial and error.
You’ll probably mess it up a few times before finally being comfortable with your results. Also, you’ll style will change and evolve. You’ll start liking how your images look with a cool tone and then you’ll hate it and dig hard on those warmer tones. It’s a never-ending process actually, but it is really fun.
Photography Tips Series: Storage and Backup
You’ve got the right gear, you’ve learned the basics to make a great photo with the perfect exposure and nailed composition. The next step is just as important; welcome to the Photography Tips Series: Storage and Backup.
If you have a professional camera with dual card slots, you have automatically made your fist back up. But even if you do, the steps that I am going to give you need to be done as well. If you only have one card slot, same steps, just a little bit more important because you haven’t backed it up in any way.
Photography Tips Series: Basics and Settings
In the first part of this Photography Tips Series, we talked about the gear. In this second part, we are getting a bit more technical, so grab a coffee or something energizing because this one is gonna be tough. Welcome to the second part; Photography Tips Series: Basics and Settings.
To help you better understand all the technicalities that I’m going to shoot your way, I’ve made some cheat sheets for you to have on your phone to check them out when in doubt.
Also, I recommend pinning all of these cheat sheets to your Pinterest for future reference. And while you are at it, maybe a follow for me too?
PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS SERIES: THE GEAR
I am going to start this Photography Tips Series: The Gear by answering (or not) the most common question “what gear should I buy?“.
Being hundreds of models out there I understand that it can be really overwhelming to make a decision.
But I think the most important question is “what kind of photography do you want to make?”.
There are a lot of technical aspects of a camera, and photography in general and I am not going to get extremely into these because it can be a pain in the butt. But I will get into it far enough for you to be able to decide which camera and lenses fill your needs.
If you are a beginner the most important thing is to go out there and practice. Your photography will improve with that. The gear is not taking the picture, you are. So having a better equipment doesn’t mean you’ll take better photos. So keep that in mind. Practice is key. So the first investment doesn’t have to be huge.