PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT | PHOTOGRAPHY
Kind of scary to say this, but if I'm being honest, I haven't picked up a camera since the Charlotte Bridal Showcase last weekend. So, this morning I decided to practice me skills... just to make sure I still had it ;). Most of my friends have been picking up photography (which makes me super happy) and they always ask me how I got started. It's simple, I practiced. Below is my 3 step approach to ensuring I get the best results out of my practice sessions.
1. PICK A WELL LIT ROOM. My favorite room to shoot in at my home is my sun room. It's always well lit. The sun never shines directly in, so it's never too harsh. Lastly, the gray floors always blend into the background of any shot, so I'm never worried about distractions.
2. FOCUS ON A SINGLE OBJECT. No joke, I was literally rinsing these strawberries off this morning and could not get over how perfect they were. Which then gave me the idea to photograph them. I found a clear dish to showcase the bunch, knowing it would be ideal at different angles. I wanted to focus on the details of the leaves, the perfect red tone, and lastly the beauty of something so simple.
3. FOLLOW THE RULE OF 10. I use this rule every single time I shoot a subject, especially when I'm shooting bride and groom portraits. I move around my subject and photograph it in 10 different positions. I only posted 5 pics below, but you can see the difference just a slight angle change can make. Lastly, I loooove when a subject is off centered, it can create so much diversity in a photograph.
Oh, and they were just as delicious as they look :)