Photos and the art of taking them

June 4, 2007 at 12:33 pm (Italy, photos)

I’ve been trying for a while to be able to get my photos onto my blog and I’ve finally set up a flickr account. I’ve only just set it up so there’s not much to look at right now but in the future there will be.

As I was looking through a friend’s photos I was impressed at how professional they looked and I quite liked the style!

I’d like to be more arty with them but I don’t mean that I’m going to go all flowery and start taking photos of random things that don’t really mean much but I thought I should try to improve my photos in three ways:

1. Take more photos generally. (I often take my camera to an event but don’t actually take it out of my bag!)

2. Try to get less posed photos. (All my photos are of people standing and smiling at the camera and I’ve seen quite a few really nice photos recently that look much more natural and fun when the subjects aren’t being forced to stand in a straight line and hold a grin for 3 minutes whilst I fiddle around with the focus!)

3. Delete the crap ones. (Aparently, the art of getting a fab photo is taking heaps but deleting almost as many as you’ve taken! This forces you to be a bit picky and only keep the really good ones.)

Part of the reason for this new motivation is the fact that Adrian and I are moving out to Italy. We want people to be able to see what we’re up to and hopefully think that it looks so great that they have to come out abd visit! So, if you like what you see come out and see it for yourselves….please!

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