#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.

#927 Exposed! Photo Newsletter – A Photographer’s Greatest Asset

Last week I had lunch with wedding photographer Andrew Van Beek. We talked about what makes a good photographer and what makes a really good photographer great. It’s simple really. And in this edition of Exposed! I share some thoughts.

We also offer some homework to help your photos grow and a $5 critique video session.

Read about a Photographer’s Greatest Asset.

Stock photography and time

Stock photography and time


#827 – Photography Newsletter on the Blog – Do Something Differently!

For our Exposed! photo newsletter this month we explore ways to help you stand out from the masses.

I have seen many people embrace photography, develop their creativity and find a new outlet for fun.

With more people, come more challenges. But more than ever people are shooting more of the same things.

One particular challenge is separating yourself and your work from the everyone else’s. Below we explore ways to create some buzz for the work you produce.

In this edition of Exposed! We challenge you to do something differently!

Read the whole article…

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Doing golf shots differently - this shot sold well because it's different than most other golf shots!

#799 Exposed! Newsletter – Camera Confidence – Replacing Daniel Alfredson

This past hockey season I was asked to replace Daniel Alfredsson (NHL hockey superstar) in a hockey game.

Sound absurd? Not when you’re under stress.

I’ve seen some stressful situations while working – erm, car engine catching fire on the way to an assignment?!

In this month’s Exposed! photo newsletter we discuss camera confidence, performance anxiety and performing under stress.

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What’re your best adverse work related stories? Yes, we’d like to hear!

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Camera Confidence - working under pressure

#175 Wise quotes, continued

Last month my ‘Exposed!’ Newsletter featured ‘Wise Words from Working Photographers‘.

Readers sent in more favourite quotes. John Milleker from Baltimore, USA offered his version of Dave’s quote posted yesterday. He says:

Study those who are better than you but hang out with those who aren’t.

John explains:

“The quote ‘Hang out with those who are better than you.’ really got me thinking. I really believe the opposite or at least an adjustment of the rule.

I think I’m able to sum it up with this: ‘Study those who are better than you but hang out with those who aren’t.

At least where I am now in my photography, I have more times been inspired by a beginning photographer than the big named photographers we have grown to love. Sure, there are plenty of big names that I follow and admire but something happens when we grow in our photography. A lot of us move so far ahead that we forget the simple and aim for the complicated.

A beginner’s eye can remind us of the things that excited us when we first started out and their questions can get us thinking again about the hows and whys we do things the way we do.

For anyone at a level above beginner or hobbyist, I encourage you to attend or set up a meet-up, perhaps hold a workshop or a class. It’s a win-win situation. The beginners learn from a more advanced photographer and you’ll surround yourself with fresh minds.

Thanks John!

#168 Photo Quote Challenge

An Exposed! reader sent me some of his favourite quotes after reading our latest e-newsletter “Wise Quotes from Working Photographers.” Dave sent me his favourites including:

“Hang out with those who are better than you.

A challenge was inspired. Send your best and favourite photo and creativity quotes to Harry@HarryNowell.com or comment below. I will post a collection in the next two weeks. Thanks, Dave, for inspiring the fun.

Favourite Photo Quotes?:

Favourite Photography Quotes