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Today I’d like to collect here 15 of the best blog posts I’ve read lately about Photography on Craftsy, the ones that better satisfies my needing: I’m always in search of tips to take better photos of products and models, especially for my blog and for writing step-by-step tutorials, and maybe you could use them too!
Every week they create new and interesting blog posts, so this list could be revised later, to stay up-to-date but, certainly, their articles are sort of evergreen!
I’ve decided to collect them here for future reference for me and you: some are slightly more advanced than what I can do actually (because I still am a beginner but I’m trying to improve my skills), while others asks for tools I don’t own… yet!
… do you really need a comment on this? You know that I am frugal, so this one is really good to me!
We all need sharper images for our posts (or family albums), isn’t it? Here are 4 ways to solve all our problems of too-soft pics!
Great explanation of what autofocus points are, how they works and what to do when they don’t do their dirty job!
Obviously applying to Android Phone world!
My favorite is number 10…
I knew there was a diopter adjuster on my camera, but never though about using it… and you?
One of those effects that can make the difference, all about depth of field (that I didn’t even know it existed, one year ago!)
This is great to know, if you’re going to take pics of kids, just to avoid to end up with a bunch of blurred pics and/or weird expressions!
This is one of the fundamentals, in photography… you need to know this rule, but be aware: rules are meant to be broken, sometimes!
A little costly, but well worthy, if you’re going to be serious in photography.
You can always use open source alternatives (GIMP), if you’re a frugal one like me!
This one is interesting, but I still need to have anything fancy like these ones listed there… must wait for Santa!
That’s a great question… and Craftsy is listing for us all the Pro and Cons for each one… a must read, indeed!
To take a great pic with children, props are a must! Give your daughter some balloons or a flower bouquet and you’ll instantly have a better pic’s series… ask me why I know that!
Six useful tips to create a photo corner in your house… no need it to be too fancy, just doable: you’ll see how much can improve your photo’s quality.
Last, but absolutely not least, consider this like a cherry on top of today’s cake: some good advice to avoid other’s stealing your pics… I am by no mean a photographer and maybe no one will ever want to steal my pics but… I try to watermark everything I publish on my blog, you know, just in case!!!!
At this point, may I add just a couple of words on Craftsy Photography classes? I’ve enrolled two, by now, in this field of interest, and they’re both great!
- The first one is Shoot it!, with Caro Sheridan, specifically created for product photography… really interesting class if you’re a blogger who needs/wants to make better shoots.
- The other one is a FREE class called Professional Family Portraits: it gives you so many ideas for taking pics of your family, obviously, but also of garments you’ve sewn, worn by you or your models…
You know how much I love Craftsy Classes… and if you try one of their FREE ones, you’ll be hooked, promise!