Photography, like most art, comes in many different forms. There are those who love to spend their weekends out in the wilderness taking snaps of plants and animals, and those who prefer to capture people’s faces and forms. When you get started in this field, it can be very hard to know which niche will suit you best. The answer to this is simply trying them out, though, and anyone with a camera should be able to do this. To help you out, this post will be exploring a range of the different tricks used by food product photographers to do their job, along with the tools you’ll need to do it.
Photography encourages us to look around and see the world in all its wonder, forcing us to focus on the big picture and appreciate it. This is undoubtedly beneficial, and can help produce truly staggering images.
If you have been following this blog and my Instagram for a while you will already know that I’m not a professional photographer but absolutely love to take photographs. You will also probably already know that my favourite subjects are my darling children so I thought I would share some tips for capturing your children while they are on the go (let’s be honest, kids just don’t like being still for long) and most importantly capturing them ‘in the moment’ which is really what for me makes a photo interesting and beautiful.
As you know I absolutely love taking photos at the beach. I find it such an amazing place full of energy and beauty and I feel truly inspired by it. Of course the kids love it too and capturing them having fun and exploring the beach is truly amazing.
I often get asked what camera I use to shoot my Instagram photos and the simple and honest answer to that is I mostly use my iPhone 6s. I would love to shoot with my camera more often but to be honest it is not always practical when I’m out and about with the kids and have to juggle a camera in one hand and a child or two in the other hand (like most days). My phone however is always with me, it’s small and light enough and I can just quickly slide it in my back pocket whenever I need to quickly attend to them.
I have absolutely no preference between colour and black & white photography but tend to use colour more than black & white. However lately I have started to convert more of my photos to black & white. Why? Because it just felt right I suppose. I think that just like any other artistic process choosing to convert your photographs to black & white is ultimately a personal choice and there are no right or wrong answers.
I am not a photographer but since I started blogging I also started taking more photographs and it has slowly become one of my favourite things to do. Some (mainly my darling husband) may even say it has become a bit of an obsession! To be honest with you I see it as an extension of myself, as a way to document my everyday moments with my children, my husband, my family and the world around me.