Old House Elements

Josh and I are still hard at work putting together our Photoshop Elements class, (we're looking forward to launching it in April!) and we've got a few fun posts lined up for our blog this week, too. Today, I'm guest blogging over at Inspired By Charm... It's a post all about old house elements...some of my favorite things to photograph!

By | March 29th, 2012|Guest Post, Interiors|7 Comments

shootFLYspotlight: Josh Moates

Hey there! Just wanted to take a moment to spotlight fellow shootFLYguy, Josh, today. He's super talented and we were so excited to hear that his photography studio won The Knot's "2011 Brides Choice" award! Click on the play button below for a sneak peek at how he spends his Saturdays, and to hear some of his thoughts on wedding photography... Josh and I have been friends for 15 years, and I respect him and his photography work so much. He shot this photo of my parents a few months ago using a medium format film camera... I got pretty choked up when it popped up on my monitor for the first time. Such a powerful, powerful photo! Ansel Adams once said, "a photograph is usually looked at- seldom looked into", but I see a story every time I look into this one. It has a beginning, a middle, and a happily ever after that I can feel all the way to my core. It's layered with warmth & joy, and when I look at it, I realize, this picture wasn't only created because of what happened on the inside the camera that day. It was created because of what was happening all [...]

By | March 14th, 2012|Photography Tips, Video, Wedding Photography|29 Comments

Photography Tips – Composition and Perspective

Hey guys! Thanks to everyone who has registered for Photography 101 this week! The response has been wonderful, and we're excited to have you here! Before I announce the winner of the 50mm lens (thanks to everyone who left comments on that post, by the way!), I thought I'd share a few photos that didn't make it into the Flea Market Style magazine article I had the pleasure of shooting recently. Composition is a big part of capturing photos that "feel good", so I wanted to talk a little bit about the differences between a couple of shots I snapped at the shoot that day. First up, these photos of a bowl of apples: Composition-wise, both shots are fine, but photo #2 feels stronger to me. In photo #1 you can't see the apple stems, and while it's not the end of the world, being able to see the stems really gives the apples more personality. Also, by moving the camera up and looking down a bit, you can see the color inside the bowl, more of the sofa, and there's more separation between the apples and the items in the bookcase in the background. Pictures are 2D, so any [...]

By | March 8th, 2012|Composition, Perspective, Photography Tips|59 Comments

50mm Lens Giveaway

***This giveaway had ended*** Hello- and welcome to Shoot Fly Shoot! We're kicking things off with a 50mm camera lens giveaway today: This lens is great for portrait and product photography. Here are some shots we snapped using this type of lens: It's an awesome focal length to shoot with, and the winner can choose whether they'd like it to be compatible with a Nikon or Canon camera. To enter the giveaway, leave us one comment on this blog post, and tell us what your favorite thing to shoot is. (interiors, portraits, products, food, etc.) The giveaway will be open between now, and Thursday (March 8th) at 9am (CST). We'll randomly select a winner after that, and announce their name here on our blog! Thanks so much for visiting us today. We look forward to sharing lots more photography and Photoshop-related posts with you!

By | March 5th, 2012|Giveaway|525 Comments
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