7 Powerful Photography Tips for Amazing Photos

By | November 29, 2017

Harness these 7 simple principles to jump start your photography:

1) Fill the frame
2) Simplify and exaggerate
3) Don’t center your subject
4) Create depth
5) Connect the dots
6) Perspective is EVERYTHING
7) Lighting is EVERYTHINGer

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Episode transcript: https://www.joshuacripps.com/2014/05/take-better-pictures-quick-guide-amazing-photos/

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In this tutorial I show you a few ways of how to shoot portraits outdoors with simple natural light!

Part 2 will be up next week. In Part 2 I will show you how I retouch and edit a photo from this shoot!

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Go to ebay/amazon, and then search things like “teardrop crystal chandelier” “large teardrop crystal” and then a bunch should come up! make sure to check the size and see if it’s at least an inch or two, so it’s not super tiny. good luck πŸ™‚
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40 thoughts on “7 Powerful Photography Tips for Amazing Photos

  1. Muhammad Tayyab

    Impressive… guy.. First video watched and subscribed 😘😘

  2. moira chalmers

    Great video, I had to max out the volume to hear you in parts though

  3. Rafi George

    Loved the presentation of the video. Nice cheesy jokes haha one interesting tip I’d like to add is diffusing flash whenever using one. I’ve demonstrated that in my video titled 3 Insane Photography Tips

  4. Angelina Wei

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  6. Megarex061

    The principle 6 is what I need perspective, more points of view thanks!

  7. Faisal Qadeer

    Zooming with you lens compress background. Where walking with leg will no do that. Frame the same area with maximum zoom and then walk closer to subject and frame same area. You will notice the difference in backgroud compression.

  8. dascon

    Don't ruin the tree, Natalie! Two minutes later she proceeds to ruin the tree

  9. mohammed ibourki

    I've watched this after watching your 2017 videos. OMG you've improved A LOT. Keep going Jessica.

  10. Edward Caissie

    omg really she is OK not the best far from but all good I guess better than I am

  11. Chelsey Mougier

    Love this tutorial. I've only been taking photographs for 3 days. I bought the cannon rebel t6 to start out, and have different lenses and filters to play around with, but I was struggling with taking pictures outdoors because of the harsh sun. I'm trying to go completely out of auto mode and be able to customize all of my settings. This helps out so much. I'll definitely be doing backlit photos more in the shade, and play with my aperture and shutter speed to see what else I can do. I'm so excited! I even think the crystal idea is so clever and creative!

  12. Newpix

    @Sian man thats no sense.you dont need a 5d mk3 to take those pics. Your camera is a great one. Just invest in decent lenses. Buy a vintage nikon 50mm f2 and you are good to go!

  13. spikeli84

    wouaaaaaaa super intΓ©ressant ! Γ§a se voit que tu es passionnΓ©e ! en tout cas je prends toutes tes astuces !

  14. Sian

    I wish I could afford the camera and lens you have, will a Nikon d3300 with a standard 18-55mm lens give me the same result? It's in my budget range and I want to take portrait photos as well as scenery and nature etc


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