DAY #24! TIP #24: Catch the light. “Catch lights” are white highlights in the eye, created by a reflection of a light source (like the sun, window light, a lamp, etc). This highlight adds depth and dimension to the eye, and gives the eyes life in a portrait or snapshot. Adding a catch light can help…

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DAY #19! TIP #19: When taking pictures inside, open the shades or turn on the lights, let the light in. Last night my boys were wrestling with their daddy. It was about 7:30pm. It was dark (with no more daylight savings and all) and we were inside the house. So I turned on the lamp…

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DAY #13! TIP #13: When shooting in the shade, avoid spotty shade. I’m not sure what the appropriate term for this is but I call it “spotty shade”. You know that shade from trees and the leaves from the trees that creates random inconsistent shade? This kind of shade creates both spots of sun and shade…

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DAY #12! TIP #12: When first learning and improving your camera skills, shoot in the shade. Full open shade is a large area of shade. This kind of shade can be found from the wall of a building, a covered patio, a big full tree. It’s the best! Especially for high success rates when you are…

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