Digital Photography Techniques

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10 Tips For Beach Photography

beach umbrella and surfboardsIf you live in San Diego and you’re a photographer, it won’t be long before someone asks you to take their picture at the beach. San Diego offers great opportunities for beach portraiture. Some photographers make their living from photographing families, kids, and couples on the rocky shorelines of La Jolla Cove and Wind-and-Sea Beach, or the open sands of Coronado or Torrey Pines State Beach. With seventy miles of coastline, San Diego County has lots of beaches to choose from.

I run photography workshops on some of San Diego’s beaches for enthusiasts of digital photography. It is a fun place to be and a fun place to do photography. In this short article, I would like to share some tips on successful beach photography.

Tips for Wedding and Group Photography

So, you’ve managed to get yourself hooked into photographing a wedding. If you can’t feign illness, get yourself imprisoned, or skip out of the country, it looks like you are going to have to do it! Fear not, because although weddings are hard work and stressful to photograph, with a little planning and following a few simple rules, I’m sure it will be a success. I wrote this article for two of my photography workshop attendees who had agreed to shoot a wedding for a friend. It contains the advice I gave them. Please feel free to add your own tips in the comments section.

Outdoor Portrait Photography in Hard Light

A few tips for beginners on taking portraits in bright sunshine

In San Diego, where I do my digital photography workshops, the sky is often cloudless and the light is correspondingly hard. It helps to use fill flash in these situations. It's surprising how many people I meet who think flash is just for use indoors in dim light, but using your flash and careful subject positioning will save your pictures on bright sunny days.