Nine Photography Tips From Fellow Writers

Our normal Fotographic Friday link up will return next Friday. This week, we have the progressive interview blog hop with several writers in its place.

Take Flight. Patty Wysong Helping bloggers blog.

I belong to an amazing group of writers, and this week one of them came up with the fun idea to do a progressive interview. Each writer posed a question, and the other writers answered it. Since today is Fotographic Friday, I asked them to share their favorite photography tip or resource. Here’s what they had to say:

Patty Sargent Wysong: My sister is a photographer and she’s always sharing tips with me. The one that has probably helped me the most over the years is to get as close as possible to what I’m shooting. Since I love the macro setting on my simple point-n-shoot camera the best, that advice has had me almost standing on my head at times. It’s keeping me limber, that’s for sure.

Donna Winters: Here’s a tip I learned from shooting antique cars at car shows for Old Cars Newspaper: get down to the level of the object or person you’re shooting. If you’re shooting a person who is seated, lower your position to be level with that person. It looks so much better than the angle from above. Works with dogs and cars and all else, too.


Diana Lesire Brandmeyer: Seriously? I own a point and shoot and most of the time I forget take it off the food setting. So I guess it would be check your settings!

Janet Sketchley: I’m trying to learn to use a camera way beyond my skill level. The tip I most need to learn is if you change the setting from automatic, remember to reset it before putting the camera away. Or you’ll lose the next photos you take. Practical tip: I use a high resolution for my pictures, and now I take distance shots as well as close-ups of a scene I want to photograph. A few shots I really wanted to use as blog headers were too close-up to crop for the long rectangle.

Sharon Clements Srock: OK, I’m not a photographer, but I do enjoy taking pictures. I got my first camera, a Polaroid swinger when I was 12, I’ve had the film type, regular and 35 mil, the one that used the disk films. I’m on my 3rd digital and nothing beats a good digital camera for ease and great pictures!


Yvonne Blake: I keep my camera with me. I never know when I’ll see something to put on my blog. Have a collection of your own photos will save the headache of avoiding copyright problems.

Sharon Hoover: Go low! I love taking pictures while sitting on the ground. Pictures of children, flowers, and animals have a whole new look when we record the world from a mere 24″ off the ground!

Valerie Friesen Comer: Go ‘no flash’ if at ALL possible.

What a fun handful of tips. Let me add mine:
birds in flight

Try to frame your shot between two interesting points. For example, if I’m taking a landscape photo, I might frame the shot in-between two trees. It adds interest, and defines the space better.

Now it’s your turn: What is your favorite photography tip or resource? Please don’t feel like you have to know a lot about photography to answer.
After you leave your tip or resource, hop on over to the other progressive interview participants for more fun, and funny questions and answers.