Thursday, 28 June 2012

Photography Fun: Intro

Photography is such an important part of our world. A lot of memories are nowadays made by photographing the world around us, and our experiences.
If you are a blogger you probably know how important good photography is in attracting, captivating and retaining your readers. And if your blog is of a fashion or sewing nature, photography becomes even more important.
One thing that attracts me to a blog is good quality, interesting photography. I want to be able to look at an overall interesting image of a beautiful garment. With sewing blogs, I also want to be able to look at details clearly. Us seamstresses can be quite nosey of other people’s sewing ;). The most disappointing experience, for me personally, is to see a beautiful garment but to be unable to see any details because the photo is too small or fuzzy.
I have promised many times (some of you might remember) a few learning/ tutorial/ tips type posts on photography but I've been shortcoming. Photography is such a vast subject that I have struggled to organise this successfully. However with me, I need to start first and organise later (dreadfull I know!) so this mars the first post on Photography Fun.
Every month there will be a post on  photography and the following themes will be explored:
  • Equipment
  • Concepts and Jargon
  • Exposure
  • Light
  • Composition
  • Colours
  • Etc.

These posts will focus on portrait photography for bloggers and my aim is to cover these themes wether you have a small compact camera or a digital SLR,  although some posts might be redundant for compact camera users.
You might be wondering what on earth do I know about photography! Well, I am far from being an expert but have done photography for some years now and even though I am self taught, I have learned quite a lot. I know some areas can be seen as a matter of opinion, so I hope no one gets upset over anything I may write. I’ll allow some self indulgence to direct you to my old photography website (not recently updated as I haven’t done much photography since moving out of London).

So my dear readers, do you have any burning questions on photography and any area you’d like to see covered?


  1. Im looking forward to this. The thing I struggle with most is lighting. It's not so hard to get a nice picture when the light is perfect, but what do you do when it's not? The second thing would be getting a natural pose that isn't boring. Any tips there greatly appreciated!

  2. Ooh, I'm looking forward to this, too! Am happy to devour anything and everything you write on this subject.

  3. Yes! Tell me how to properly use the aperture priority setting on my camera! Every time I think I've grasped it I get unpredictable results. Would love to see an easy explanation of how changing the aperture will affect a photo. Mainly, I want to take indoor pictures and still see details like I do outside. Excited for this series!

  4. Yey!! I'm looking forward to this too! I second what Catherine said. Lighting is a problem, especially in winter when real sun light seems like a figment of the imagination. And also posing without looking like a complete and utter lemon!

  5. Ooh great idea - really looking forward to this series! It might be quite fun to have a discussion about posing for photos - my least favourite part! xx



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