#1010 Web Distractions

It’s time for more of you web distractions – thanks for sending them in!

Red Bull Photo Contest Winners
Theresa H offered this group of amazing photos from the Red Bull photo contest. Red Bull? It’s a highly caffeinated drink that promotes big adventures!

Totally Cool Hallowe’en Camera Costume
A big thanks to Mimi for sending us this amazing WORKING digital camera Halloween costume. It has plans and everything to make it work!
What are you going to be for Hallowe’en?!

Better pictures

Photo Tip #271 LESS computer time. More photo time. Please…

• Michel Campeau: Icons of Obsolescence
Robert Burley: Disappearance of Darkness
A reader who prefers to remain anonymous suggested these two links from the National Gallery of Canada featuring exhibitions around the declining world of darkrooms and film photography.

Photo Tips

Photo Tip #278 – Notice the value of leading lines and where they can take your viewer…

Place Hacking” and Photography
Hold the Press!
We just got this link from Lois about the dangerous ‘sport’ of entering forbidden areas for fun! Often with cameras…
Be careful out there!

Photo Tips
Read our latest photo tips.
And somebody that likes our Facebook page this month will win a free three month membership in our Online Photo Program.

… We’re always looking for photo tips and web distractionsSend us your best!

#1006 Web Distractions

Welcome back! – we have more web distractions from our readers (thanks!)

Mistakes and their value
Daphne Gray Grant of the Publication Coach posted this link in her weekly newsletter. I LOVE the video. I’ve been preaching about the lovely potential of mistakes for a long time.

Touching remembrance
Peter Handley brought our attention to this link about many lives lost on a Normandy beach.

Who’s Doing What in Ottawa Photography
This is our weekly roundup of Ottawa photo fun…
Fun photo projects and work …

Better Photos

Photo Projects…

Wedding Oops 
Denine Wrixon mentioned this slightly comical but slightly dark wedding video. ALWAYS, speak to the wedding officiant before shooting a wedding. Always…

Beauty in Everyone
Debbie sent us this link about your beauty.

• Prime Photo Tips
And we bring you some of the latest photo tips with guest posts from Justin Van Leeuwen.

Ahem, somebody that likes our Facebook page of photo tips this month will win a free three month membership in our Online Photo Program.

… We’re always looking for photo tips and web distractions. Send us your best!

Better Photos

Photo Tip – Take time to stop and observe!

#1002 Exposed! Photo Newsletter – Three BORING Tools to improve your photography.

They’re not sexy.
They’re not cutting edge.
They’re not even hard to find.

But they are indispensable for better photos.

This month we round up three of the most boring ways to improve your photography.

Read about the tools to improve your pictures!

Photography tools...

Boring tools for better photos…


#994 Portfolio Reviews with David Trattles

Remember David Trattles?

David Trattles

David Trattles

He’s offering his popular Travel & Documentary Photography Workshop again. It sold out again.

As part of our Platform Sessions he has offered his expertise to people through portfolio reviews. It’s last minute and there are not many spots available…

Dave has kindly offered to meet with people One-on-One to review their photos and stories Saturday, September 14th afternoon slots at Ottawa Studio Works – 160 Preston St.

Half hour sessions are $50 + HST.

More details and registration…

#987 Web Distractions

A big thanks to readers for this week’s set of fun photo links to the web!

The “A-Z guide to street photography.”
Ron L sent us this link from DazedDigital.com with 26 tips to street photography.

Too much equipment, not enough clicking…
Wayne S
sent us this article about buying too much gear and what’s really going on!

Colouring Classic Black & Whites
And Mimi G offered this link showing some coloured interpretations of classic imagery.

Photo tips = Better Pictures
Finally, take a look at these photo tips – simple and fun!

As always – send us your favourite photo distractions from the web!!

Photo Tips = Better Pictures

Photo Tip #229 Learn from your child’s perspective.

#975 Exposed! Photo Newsletter – Photo Tips = Better Pictures

Photos are easy to make – aim and click. Almost everybody has a camera device and there are trillions of, erm, bad photos out there.

Good photos take time and patience and learning…

How would you:
• make white snow white? (most people produce gray snow)
• make a waterfall turn into a milky smooth masterpiece?
• showing a hint of motion in the water and oars while keeping the boat and background crisp?

Regular photo tips can help!

In this edition of Exposed! we offer some of the most important (and fun) tips.

Read the tips.

Photo Tips = Better Pictures

Photo Tip #201 – Anticipate your subject’s actions.

#968 Prime Photo Tips for Better Pictures!

For about a year now we have been posting photo tips on our Facebook page to help you take better pictures.

People keep asking “Where can we see all the tips?!
Why PrimePhotoTips.com of course!
Here’s a sample of tips:

Photo Tip #1
Turn the camera on.

Photo Tip #32
Take one photo at a time. 11 frames a second creates huge editing workloads and, with a little practice, clicking once will get you your shot.

Better photos with photo tips

Photo Tip #32 – One photo at a time…

Photo Tip #34
(Thanks to Quinton Gordon) Edit your photos before you take them.

Photo Tip #49
Cut a rectangle out of a piece of paper or cardboard and start looking at the world as if you were looking through a camera. It’s amazing how different things look through a rectangle – and it’ll help you engage your photo brain.

Photo Tip # 64
When photographing in a new city – travel light and by bike – you’ll see way more!

Better Photos through photography tips

Photo Tip # 71 – Stay warm while winter shooting in the winter!

Photo Tip #71
When shooting in the cold have two clothing systems:
• When moving where enough clothes to be warm but DO NOT SWEAT! (it’ll make you very cold later.)
• Once you’ve stopped for some shooting add lots of warm – extra hat (sheepskin = ahhhh!) and a big poofy jacket or two.

More tips @ PrimePhotoTips.com!

Photo Tip #92
Try something photographically that scares you – just a bit.

Photo Tip #107
Always keep balloons in the photo studio for the kids – instant smiles when you pull them out.

Photo Tip #115
Big aperture (like f4) for moody portraits.
Small aperture (like f16) for landscapes.

Photo Tip #128
Shoot with a wide angle lens from the hip for an unusual portrait experience. It takes some practice…

Better pictures through prime photo tips

Photo Tip # 128 – Shoot from the hip with a wide angle lens for fun portraits.

Photo Tip #142
Shoot in RAW.
Store as TIFFs.
Send as JPEG.
…JPEG files will lose data when you save any changes.

Photo Tip #177
Be playful & allow mistakes to let the fun out of your camera!

Better pictures through Prime Photo Tips

Photo Tip # 177 – Be playful!

Photo Tip #195
That little flash built into the camera?
Leave it off. It’s anemic (underpowered), causes red-eye and pushes out a harsh burst of nasty light.
… Sorry, little flash but it’s true!

Photo Tip #200
Stop reading photo tips and go take some photos!!!

Better photos through photo tips

Photo Tip #200 – Stop reading photo tips and go take some photos!

See more photo tips at PrimePhotoTips.com. We’re posting 3-5 tips per week.

#961 Latest Photo Tips…

For almost a year we’ve been posting photo tips on our Facebook Photo Page. Below are some recent tips:

Photo Tip #192 – Nothing to shoot? There’s ALWAYS something to shoot! Challenge yourself to find new ways to shoot ordinary things…

There's ALWAYS something to shoot!

There’s ALWAYS something to shoot!

Photo Tip # 191 – Keep your main subject out of the middle of the photo!

Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds

Photo Tip # 183 – Make sure they know what your photo is about!

Make sure they know what to look at!

Make sure they know what your photo is about!

We’re loading these tips onto our new site – Prime Photo Tips!

#956 Photo Tips Website – Preview in Progress

A year ago we started offering photo tips on our Photo Facebook page and we’ve been asked if they can be seen all in one place.

Well, we’re working on that…
The photo tips website is live. We are loading more tips, content and tweaking the format to make it work best for YOU! We still need to add more photos, tips and categorize posts so you can more easily search for tech tips, portrait tips, etc.

And we’d love your feedback – what would you like to see? How would you like to see it?
Comments please…


Big Photo Tips

Prime Photo Tips

#938 – From the Web – Photo Distractions

A big thanks to our blog readers, Facebook followers and photo class students who provided some fun links for this edition of “Photo Fun” from the web.

Classic Significant Cameras from the Last 125 Years
First up this week is a very fun look at “landmark cameras” starting waaaaaay back. Have a look at the list:
• How many have you owned?
• How many do you still have?
• How many have you used recently?Thanks to Murielle C for sharing!
NYC in photos from 100 years ago
Now we see some NYC photos from long, long ago. Amazing to see. Thanks to Ken B for sharing!
Relentless = Success
We head to Vancouver this time for an article on improving writing (applies to photo) skills through relentlessness! Thanks, Daphne, for what you do!

Classic Cars in New Ads

Finally, we saw some fun adstargeting photos of classic cars. Fun! Thanks to Lois and Diane for sending us the links!

Friday’s Photographer Round-up
It’s Friday and that means we feature fun work of area photographers on our photo studio blog.