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New Monthly Contest

I’m starting a monthly contest that will require readers to comment there guess of what the subject is in my abstract or extreme closeup photos. At the end of each month. A winner will be picked based on the correct response or the closest to it if nobody gets the answer. That winner will get a free copy of one of my photography e-books which can be found on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Jason-Greiner/e/B07T3H7K82?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1561039231&sr=8-1 or on my official site www.jasongreiner.com.

Winner can select from these options:

Optical Artistry

Making Beautiful Photography: A Guide for the Novice and the Enthusiast

Pesky Shadows, Pretty Shadows: A Guide To Lighting In Photography

The first contest will start in July, can’t wait to see your guesses on this one.

Why You Should Hire a Professional Photographer

Guest post by Jess Wilson

With the current digital camera market and smart phones that take such good photos, is there really a reason to hire a professional photographer? Well you can have your friends be in charge of pictures or have your Uncle Joe do the pictures for you! Right?? Wrong…. Below are just some of the reasons why hiring a pro is a better choice.

 

An expensive camera does not automatically result in photographic skills.  PLEASE RE-READ THAT AND LET IT SINK IN FOR A MINUTE.

Just because your friend, co-worker, or relative has a high-speed, top quality digital camera doesn’t mean they know what they’re doing behind the camera. While quality equipment does help the average consumer improve their photography game, a professional photographer offers an artistic approach, creative eye and years of experience that cannot be purchased at a camera store.

 

Professional equipment has its perks.

Shooting with top of the range cameras and professional lighting equipment helps us to take the best shots, even in less than optimal circumstances. Capturing low light, nighttime and even high-speed action shots can be tricky for the amateur photographer but a professional knows what’s required to capture those types of shots. A true professional can spend anywhere from $10,000+ on their gear. They mean business! While gear alone does not equal amazing photos…. having quality equipment definitely can make a big difference.

 

Capturing the perfect candid images and Posing is our thing.

Ever tried to get friends and relatives, including kids, to stay still and pose for a big group shot? It’s easier said than done. Need a little inspiration for your own special portraits? A professional photographer can help. Photographers perform these tasks sometimes daily, so they have perfected the skills required to get the best results while making everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera.

 

They’re hired!! It’s not personal!! 

Using a friend or family member to take your photos could mean missed moments. Think of all the drama in your relationship that may cause!! You’ll NEVER get that moment they missed back!! A professional photographer is exclusively hired to capture the day and won’t miss out on photos because they’re chatting with the other guests, grabbing a drink or dancing. Hiring a professional photographer guarantees they will capture as many perfect moments as possible.

 

The end result is part of the process.

Professional photographers not only capture your photos, they also edit and retouch images in order to achieve a beautiful finished product. A perfect moment stopped in time for all eternity, there in your hand. They can also assist with extras such as albums, custom prints and canvases. Here is where the eye for the details and knowing what to do about them comes in. You just won’t get the same quality from friends and family even if they are photo shop pros!

A note from the author:

If your worried about a professional costing you a house payment.. shop around! There are so many different photographers out there, offering so many different price points!!! If you’re located out in Utah County, I would love to chat details with you and be your photographer! I am your true to you life and family photographer in Spanish, Fork, Utah.

 

Abstract Photography

A few samples of some abstract photography I’ve done lately. To see more, you can check out some of the photos at Three Rivers Creative Arts today.

Dictionary Prints

Now selling dictionary prints. For details check out http://3riverscreative.com/dictionary-art-prints/

Any city on 150,00 or more people!

Foreign Tourists Image Bank – Royalist and Copyright free

The Foreign Tourists Image Bank had originally been housed on the social platform Facebook and while it still exists in that location, we no longer update it as that it was moved to Google+ instead. Now that Google+ is being discontinued, you can find it as MEWE and we’d be thrilled to see you join, view and contribute.

 

No-Edit Methods to Improve Your Photos

No matter what type of camera you use, from the old school film units to modern digital SRLs, or disposables to your phone, there are a few things you can do that will not require doing any edits and will improve your photography.

1. Do not always center your subject

In many instances, a subject positioned slightly off-center can be more appealing. See my article on the Rule of Thirds.

2. Do not always shoot in either landscape or portrait

If you are shooting with a standard camera, the tendency might be to go with a landscape shot and rarely switch to portrait. This is the opposite for cell phones. Change things up once in a while, you will be pleasantly suprised.

3. Do not use your flash on default

When at all possible, you should avoid the flash. This is because it tends to cast hard shadows and wash out the people or objects in your photos.

Water Trick for Photographers

Have you ever wondered how a photographer makes a scene in his or her studio that appears to include water? Sometime it might look like a pond or river of some sort. Well, there is actually a very creative DYI hack for that.

All you will need it:

  1. Aluminum foil
  2. Blue paint

Optional – A coating to put over the paint for shine

Step 1

Rolls out the aluminum on the surface you need to make look like it is some form of water and them cut it to that size.

Step 2

Put it down on a surface suitable to use for painting.

Step 3

Paint a light coating of blue paint over it not worrying if you don’t cover it completely. In fact, small areas of uncover space may be helpful for your scene.

Step 4

Wait until it dries.

Step 5 (Optional step)

Either add a layer of clear coating over it for glossy feel.

When completed you can put this in your scene and using the right settings and lighting, it will look like water.

 

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