If any of you have sisters, you know how wonderful they can be! Built-in, lifetime friendship! I love having my two sisters within an hour of where I live! We don’t see each other as often as I’d like because of gas prices, but it’s great to be able to pick up the phone and have a fun chat with one another.
Just a fun little background—my siblings and I all look alike, but with my sister only being 2 years older (her birthday is December 12th, mine is the 1st—but don’t ask her how crumby it was to know everything she was getting for her birthday since mine was first!!!), people were always asking us if we were twins while we were kids. I of course loved being told that I looked older upon the person discovering that we were not twins. But now that we are older and my sister still looks like the younger one between us, it’s not as much fun ;). And because I was the pesky little sister, my older sisters have some pretty funny stories about how annoying I could be. I suppose I talked their ears off about very un-important matters! Fun memories though, ha ha!
Rachelle has her own photography business and you can check out some of her work HERE. She also is a very talented crafter but she doesn’t have a blog (which is ok…we all know it takes a lot of time to blog, but maybe someday she’ll decide she wants to). She wrote up my very first guest post on this blog for this super cute tray.
She is a great photographer and takes beautiful pictures, so I’m excited to have here guest post today!
Hello all you Lemon Squeezies (Lemon Squeezy readers)!
Thanks sis for asking me to participate in photography week! I have to say, Christie takes some awesome photos of her kids, her decor and her projects. She’s creative in so many ways, and might I add, a wonderful sister!
I will admit, even though I’ve been doing weddings, families, newborns, seniors photography (my husband likes to tell everyone I ‘shoot’ people for a living) for over 10 years now, I still get confused when people start to talk about ISO, aperture and shutter speed. So, I’ll tell you what works for me.
First off, whenever I’ve gotten a new camera, whether it’s a point-and-shoot or a nice DSLR, the first thing I do is go crazy taking pictures. I take my camera outside and just shoot and shoot and shoot in MANUAL or Shutter Speed priority mode. I shoot in full sun changing settings as I go, taking multiple shots of the same thing so I can compare what worked the best and what didn’t. I shoot in full shade and in sunny/shady spots to see how the camera handles the dark and light contrasts.
Then I take the camera inside to see how it does in various indoor lighting situations. I like to find out just how slow of a shutter speed I can shoot on before things start to look blurry.
That’s how I get to know my cameras. I try to put them through their paces to see exactly what they can and can’t handle. And it helps me know what I can and can’t do with the camera.
So, how do you take better pictures!?! Just practice and experiment!!!
One thing I learned long ago is… just like fashion, interior design, art, all those types of things, not everyone agrees with everyone on what is beautiful. Same thing goes for photography. Take pictures of what you like.
Take pictures of what calms you.
Take pictures of things/people you love.
Take pictures for memories.
Take pictures to experiment/practice.
Take pictures of emotions.
Take pictures of what scares you.
Take pictures of moments.
Take pictures for laughs.
Take pictures from different angles.
Take pictures of love.
Take pictures of what inspires you.
Take pictures of what you think is beautiful.
Take pictures just because you feel like it.
And please PLEASE don’t forget to include yourself in a few pictures now and then!
Take pictures because YOU want too.
Thanks so much Rachelle! And oh my goodness, I have so many favorite pictures in this post!!! You should sell them, sis ;). Love ya and thanks for posting today!
Feel free to leave a comment here for my sister!