I stumbled across one of the greatest sites for photo tips, and I wanted to share. It's called Photo Tuts
and they have 100 tutorials on a huge variety of photography topics.
They offer pointers on composition, diy projects like reflectors, lighting (lots of lighting articles, lol), basic techniques (ISO, white balance, aperture), and specific scenes (mid-day light, beach, portraits).
It seems like they cover absolutely everything you need to know about taking great photos, and they do it with fabulous photos and videos.
|Balancing Images (Weight)|
|Rule of Thirds|
Equipment DIY Projects:
|Make Your Own Light Reflector|
|Light Diffuser (aka 'cloud cover')|
|Homemade Light Box|
|Slow Shutter Speed|
|Depth of Field (Aperture)|
|Mid-day Sun Shots|
|Black and Whites|
They also have a Quick Tips
section with keys on how to take better shots of your pets and your children, as well as more technical aspects, like how to avoid shaking the camera and taking great mobile phone pics.
You could spend several days exploring this site. I hope to dig into some of these topics a little deeper in the future and share those with you. In the meantime, if you're looking for ideas or for answers to your photography questions, do check out this site.
(This is where I should put the blurb about not being reimbursed or sponsored in any way by Photo Tuts
, I was just really struck by their site.) Happy snapping. :)