Ultimate Photo Tips provides friendly education and encouragement for photo enthusiasts around the world, presented in a way that's clear, organized, and easy to understand. We have hints and tips to hone your skills and boost your creativity, whether you're looking for the answer to a specific question, or just want to explore and learn.
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New to photography? Looking for photography techniques that will take your pictures from snapshots to images worthy of hanging on your wall? In this site, I've tried to include all the information I wish I had known when I was just starting out, and the things I had to learn "the hard way!" If you're feeling overwhelmed by all that there is to learn -- stop! Take a deep breath, and relax. Just take it one step at a time. Practice each new thing you learn as often as you can, and soon it will become second nature. Then, when you're ready for your next photo tips, drop by this site for another visit.
You may want to start by checking out Beginning Photography Tips. Here, you'll find basic photography information that will give you a thorough understanding of exposure, aperture, shutter speed, composition and more; it has everything you need to learn how to take better pictures.
Experienced photographer? If you're a professional photographer or serious hobbyist, you've already discovered that photography is a journey of life-long learning. Within these pages, I hope you'll find some useful nuggets to add to your knowledge. If you're looking to build skills in a particular area, you may be interested in topic-specific sections such as Portrait Photography Tips or Wedding Photography Tips.
Something for everyone. Check out the extensive Tips for Taking Digital Photography, including information about photo editing, sharpening, pixels, histograms, sensor dust, and much, much more!
© Julie Waterhouse Photography
Photography is my passion. If you're visiting this site, then there's a good chance that it's one of yours too! Welcome, kindred spirit! :-) I hope you enjoy the photo tips on this site, and that they are helpful to you in improving your photography. Happy shooting!
Excellent photographs are a combination of technical skill and creativity, in equal measure. You must have the technical skills to create a well-exposed and well-composed image. However, it's just as important that your photographs are creative, and contain that extra "wow factor" to make them stand out from the crowd.
With practice, everyone can learn the technical skill. It is in the creativity that you distinguish yourself as a photographer. Your unique voice is a combination of your past experiences, your personality, your imagination and your emotional state at the time you make an image.
As such, you will find two kinds of information on this site: the photography techniques you need to make competent, technically sound images; and hints and photo tips that will boost your creativity, get you thinking out of the box, and help you to choose subject matter that you are passionate about.
Learn to use your technical skills to reinforce the emotion and the vision you are trying to convey in your photography. Choose the tools and techniques that support what you want to say about the subject in the most effective way.