Photographing Pets with a Point-and-Shoot Camera

Photographing Pets with a Point-and-Shoot Camera

Photographing Pets with a Point-and-Shoot Camera People love to see great photos on websites, and if you have a pet service one way to begin to win over your new clients is with plenty of beautiful photos of prior clients or your own pets. While we can supply animal photos, it’s far more to your advantage to have custom photos from your own experiences. Photographing pets with a point-and-shoot camera can be a challenge, but nothing says you have to be an expert photographer with an expensive DSLR to come away from your own personal photo session with nice website-worthy photos. Lighting Lighting can be tricky with pets. Natural lighting is best, and photos outdoors on a nice day during mid-afternoon are ideal. Sometimes this is not possible and in those cases, you want to have a well-lit room, but preferably from an angle. A room with a sunny window or some good lamps off to the side is going to make for better photos than an overhead florescent light. Try to keep the room light enough to avoid a camera flash if possible — point-and-shoot cameras have flashes that tend to wash out a photo or create red-eye. Camera Mode: Priority Mode, Portrait, or “Kids and Pets” Many point-and-shoot cameras have various presets available on your camera; the trick is to get a fast shutter speed, particularly for happy, excited, active animals. Refer to your camera’s guide to see what options your particular model has since each is unique. Your camera may say “TV” on its dial for Priority Mode – this lets the camera select proper shutter speed. Portrait...
Why Do Creative Professionals Need A Website?

Why Do Creative Professionals Need A Website?

Why Do Creative Professionals Need A Website? You already have a Blogger or Tumblr blog, Facebook, Twitter, G+, and any number of specialized platforms to let others find and get in touch with you. Your readers and viewers should already know how to find you if they need you. Despite all this, you still should have a website of your own. Read on, to find out why. Your website is the hub for your online presence. You have probably already found the many options to get the word out about your work online, and odds are you’ve set up your profile on a number of these already. Many of these platforms for creative professionals offer something special and unique, along with a sense of community. All good things to have. Your website should be the center for all these things, the hub linking to your other profiles, the communities you frequent, and your portfolios all over the web. Your readers won’t get lost trying to find a place to contact you directly, and they won’t miss out on any of your work. You look more professional if you have your own website. Not only will your readers and fans have that hub to find you, but you will create a more professional impact for those looking to hire you or publish your work. You will be considered more on top of your game, reliable, and able to convey quality with your work. You can add new features as you need them. You may start with a blog or a gallery for your art, writing, or photography, but maybe you want to move to an online store...