Welcome to photo lessons on be kitschig! The avid reader of this blog knows that I am not a very gifted photographer. (Un)fortunately, that doesn’t keep me from trying … So here are 10 lessons I’ve learned about taking photos.
Don’t stand right in front of shiny surfaces.
It’s just plain stupid.
Do not take photos in perfect lighting and give the camera to your offspring to delete doubles.
Chances are, you’ll end up with no photos.
At least, there’s an app for that. I was too stingy to pay for the software but you can take screenshots from the trialware and blow up the photos; trashy, trashy, kitschy.
Don’t misplace your SD card.
Makes for no photos and sad sighs.
Pick your battles. Photos in odd lighting are really for pros.
If in doubt use your phone. Seriously, if you don’t know your camera very well, chances are, your cell phone photos are going to be better. I’ve started taking photos with camera and mobile phone because that way you end up with at least a few decent shots.
By the way, photos in odd lighting make for some pretty nice experiments. You’ll end up with some pretty funky stuff and learn a lot along the way.
Lighting in gift shops makes it impossible to take a decent photo.
Sometimes the only thing that helps is Photoshop.
When out and about all day always take a decent camera.
Sometimes you have to be quick.
If your model is good, it doesn’t matter a whole lot what you are doing.
Soemtimes you are just not tall enough.
Korkmännchen – street art of a different kind.
What are your photo lessons?