A couple weeks ago I did an article pertaining to things you didn't know about me. When I wrote that I mentioned my love of music. I thought it would be fun to go through the decades of my life and share with you songs that inspired me, moved me, or were just downright fun. Let's start with the 70's. This decade has so many great songs from soulful love ballads from groups like the Carpenters and Bread to the rise of Disco and Hard rock with bands like ABBA, The Bee Gee's, Led Zepplin and Black Sabbath. It's so hard to narrow this list to 20 I could literally have hundreds of songs on this list but in order here are the ones that meant the most to me. Thank you Youtube and Wikipedia for helping me put this together.Read More
Your photo session starts the very second you contact me. Whether by phone, FaceBook or my Website this initial contact is probably one of the most important parts of your session. When we meet we will discuss everything you have in mind and I have several key questions to help me get to know you and what you expect. Questions like:Read More
Last week I covered a few of my favorite tips for taking better cell phone pictures, so naturally, that leads to the next question. What phones have the best cameras?
They say the best camera is the one you have with you, with that said if you’re like me the camera you have with you the most is your phone camera. It’s amazing how fast the quality of cell phone camera's has advanced since my first phone just a few short years ago. I would trust most phone camera’s to print out an 8x10 and have it look pretty good. For the ultimate in Image quality, incredible optical zoom and the best low light performance you still need a DSLR, but if you’re looking for the best of the best in cell cams and money is no object here are my picks (without getting too techy) for the best cell phone camera’s on the market.Read More
With the popularity of cell phones and the fact that the cameras on these phones keep getting better and better I thought I would give you a few of my top tips for taking better pictures using your phone.
In my opinion, nothing will replace a professional camera for professional quality images but you can get some pretty darn good images with your cell these days. A lot of my Instagram images on my running profile are done with my cell as well as a few on my photography profile when it comes to low-resolution images on the computer it can be hard to tell the difference. So here are my tips for taking better pics with your phone.Read More
I THINK IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE TO PROTECT YOUR IMAGES WHEN YOU RELY ON THEM FOR YOUR LIVELIHOOD BUT I ALSO KNOW NO MATTER WHAT MEASURES I TAKE, NOTHING WILL STOP DISHONEST PEOPLE FROM STEALING MY CONTENT AND PHOTOS IF THEY REALLY WANT TO. I FIGURE IT'S BEST NOT TO WASTE TIME TRYING TO ACHIEVE THE IMPOSSIBLE, IT'S BETTER TO SIMPLY TRY AND DETER DOWNLOADERS BY MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO ACCESS OR USE MY PICTURES.Read More
What to do and how to prepare for a photo session.
At the moment of booking and meeting with you to go over my pre-session questions, I already have in my head what I want the shoot to look like and have probably imagined several different locations that you or your family would look great in. With that being said I like to be the one to pick the location. Having been shooting for several years I'm aware of what makes a good backdrop and what doesn't, but this is not a steadfast rule. If there is a place you want to shoot that has sentimental value to you or is very important to you for other reasons I would be more than happy to accommodate you. If you follow this link to my portfolio you can see my style and the backdrops I like. https://www.theviewfromscottsoffice.com/portraitis