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PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY

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Is it art or is it just the act of capturing a moment in time, in its actuality?

Whichever school of thought you belong to, it’s undeniable that photography has become a massive part of our lives today, and the choice of subject is largely irrelevant. We all take pictures. Lots and lots of them.

For me it’s equally technical and artistic.

To master it you need a generous dose of both.

As an ambassador of FASHION POTLUCK, I get to research and write about all sorts of interesting topics. When they asked me to create a series of photography guides I was thrilled. I got to share my knowledge and passion with you guys and hopefully help you become better and more aware everyday photographers.

Skip the fancy equipment, skip the overly complicated tutorials and just click on the each one of the images below to get started.

PART I

PART II 

PART III

PART IV

PART V

PART V

25 Comments
  • Stephanie
    Posted at 02:56h, 24 January Reply

    I generally see photography as a means of capturing moments, but I am often photographing my children. Although when I am taking photos of my recipes for my blog, it’s completely artistic.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 15:42h, 24 January Reply

      I’ve seen your food photography and it’s really cool Steph!

  • Nicole Gilbert
    Posted at 05:10h, 24 January Reply

    I NEEDED THIS!! I’ve got all the “right” equipment but I just don’t feel like my photos are where they need to be. Hopefully it’ll help!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 15:38h, 24 January Reply

      Always happy to help! Feel free to dm me shall you need more help!

  • Neely Moldovan
    Posted at 17:04h, 24 January Reply

    Photography is just not my strength! THakfully my husband loves it!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 00:24h, 25 January Reply

      ah, you are so lucky! We all need someone skilled in photography, right? 😉

  • Angela Tolsma
    Posted at 17:52h, 24 January Reply

    That’s so awesome you were asked to write a series on photography. I’ve been diving into composition lately and it is hard to work on that. It’s not always something that comes naturally to me.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 00:23h, 25 January Reply

      Practice makes perfect! Your photos are really interesting btw 😉

  • Becca Wilson
    Posted at 17:57h, 24 January Reply

    Photography is one of those things that I love because these moments are ones to cherish. Other people’s photos are always so amazing to see as I am still learning!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 00:22h, 25 January Reply

      Indeed, you can capture so many moments in a frame!

  • Kim Kupiecki
    Posted at 01:25h, 25 January Reply

    Thank you for the tips, this is an area I need help with. 🙂

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 12:33h, 25 January Reply

      happy to help!

  • Christa
    Posted at 05:40h, 25 January Reply

    I’m so in awe of talented photographers. It’s something I’d love to learn more about!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 12:33h, 25 January Reply

      I hope these tutorials will help you Christa!

  • Beth
    Posted at 11:26h, 25 January Reply

    You’re so talented! Photography is on my list of things to get better at!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 12:32h, 25 January Reply

      It’s just the result of a lot of practice and trial and error 🙂

  • Jessie
    Posted at 14:48h, 25 January Reply

    I think it means both. It depends how you feel and what you do with it. Doing for others for like family photos I think is capturing a moment obviously, but I think if anything else like landscapes, objects or anything if that sort, is art.

  • Hannah
    Posted at 16:33h, 25 January Reply

    It’s definitely one of those things that you’ve got to practise a lot! Either way, I love it and I love capturing precious moments.

  • Samantha
    Posted at 18:35h, 25 January Reply

    We love taking photos. Still have old school film cameras, too, haha. Crazy.

  • Elizabeth O
    Posted at 18:39h, 25 January Reply

    I’m always game to learning something more about photography. I have the equipment and take photos everyday. This was helpful.

  • Neyl
    Posted at 18:54h, 25 January Reply

    Wow! That was an absolutely great post! I really love photography and I enjoy reading your post!

  • Nati
    Posted at 22:13h, 25 January Reply

    Oh my! how awesome! I’m forever pinning your guides because I would love to learn a little about photography and never know where to start!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 22:32h, 26 January Reply

      That’s so exciting to hear Nati! Best of luck with your photography journey!

  • Erica
    Posted at 20:01h, 26 January Reply

    Thank you so much! I bookmarked this post. I’ve been trying to up my photography game!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 22:33h, 26 January Reply

      Hey Erica! Happy to help! I hope we provided you with lots and lots of photo inspo!

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