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Photo Tips from Shreveport Photographer Tom Spayth “cheap and easy insurance for your camera”

So you bought a shiny new camera… Naturally your eager to get out and use it but you want to take care of it to. One thing you should consider to protect your lens is a UV filter. If you see threads on the front of your lens (not the fabric kind.. the screw something on kind) your in luck. typically you’ll find the size of filters your lens will accept written on it somewhere. It be a number with a little circle and a slash Thu it in front of it and is followed by MM (millimeter). Keep in mind you get what you pay for cheap glass can hinder picture quality, but a decent filter is a lot cheaper than a scratch on a new lens…
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Photography Tips from Shreveport wedding photographer / videographer Spayth Photography & Cinema

Do your pictures not look as clear as you’d think they should? When is the last time you cleaned your lens? A dirty lens can make a huge difference on everything from your DSLR to your ipone camera. Now before you grab the windex and dish rag you should know there is a right way and wrong way to clean your lens. First I like to blow the larger dirt and dust off with a blower. Now You may be wondering why not just use your breath to blow off the offending debris from your camera. Thats simple… SPIT.. there I said it.. 🙂 Its can be hard to blow and not get a little of yourself on your expensive camera at the same time. I’m sorry to say your saliva doesn’t dry spot free and it will leave streaks. If your serious about taking clear pictures I suggest investing in a good blower. When it comes to a good blower size matters! I use this one from B&H the Giottos Rocket Air Blower.If you don’t have a blower (yet) try one of those little bulbs you use to clean a babies nose with (I suggest washing it first). The point is to get the larger more abrasive particles off before you start wiping your lens. The next thing you’ll need is a micro fiber cloth made for cleaning lens. Their cheap and easy to find at any camera department, even the one at Walmarts. The key is they’re soft and they won’t damage your lens. I always have one on me when I’m shooting. So now you have your lens all spot free and clean so what do you do then. You put your dirty dusty lens cap that has lint and who knows what else on it that you shoved in your pocket. This is a step a lot of people miss. Give your lens cap a good blowing off so that dirt doesn’t transfer to your pristine lens and please please always use a lens cap when your not shooting. That way next time you pull of the lens cap your ready to go.

For more information on Shreveport Wedding Photographer and Videographer Spayth Photography & Cinema visit our website or call us at (318) 286-9054

Photography tip from Spayth Photography & Cinema in Shreveport, LA

Want sharper images? Often a picture isn’t blurry because it’s out of focus. Often it’s blurry because of motion blur. That means in that fraction of a second that the shutter is open you or the subject moved. If your shooting pictures of the running of the bulls in Spain good luck getting your subject to be still. But you can take measures to hold the camera more still. One simple thing is pay attention to how you press the shutter button. Yes that little motion can cause a photo to not be tack sharp. Some folks have a tendency to roll the camera a little when they press the shutter or they push to hard. Gently and slowly press the button, better yet try and roll your finger across the button. It may feel awkward at first but practice it and you’ll notice you’ll have sharper images.

For information on Shreveports leading wedding Photography and Video company visit Spayth Photography & Cinema at wwwTomSpayth.com

Photography tip from Spayth Photography & Cinema in Shreveport, LA

Want to shoot better landscape photos next time your on vacation in some scenic location? Pay close attention to where you place the horizon.. Nothing screams amateur like a horizon smack dab in the middle of the photo. Decide what you want to show off, the sky or the ground. if you have a beautiful sky them put the horizon in the lower third of the frame. If its a feature on the ground that’s caught your eye put the horizon in the upper third of the photo. not matter where you put the horizon line try and make it level. Try it next time your shooting landscapes. you’ll have a more professional looking picture.

For information on Shreveports leading wedding Photography and Video company visit Spayth Photography & Cinema at wwwTomSpayth.com

Photography tip from Spayth Photography & Cinema in Shreveport, LA

So your taking family photos and every time you click the shutter someone blinks.. Here’s a tip that will help you get everyones eyes open. Have everyone close their eyes… That’s right.. have them close their eye’s. Then tell everyone to open them when you count to three.. on three and 1/2 press the shutter button. Try it next time and you’ll see your families beautiful eyes all at once.

For information on Shreveports leading wedding Photography and Video company visit Spayth Photography & Cinema at wwwTomSpayth.com