Photographing the Northern Lights without The Expensive Gear

Do you dream of taking a National Geographic-worthy photograph of the Northern Lights? We talked with Lance at the Travel Addicts about how to do it!

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For the purposes of this article, we assume that you are in a place where you can see the Northern (or Southern) lights and that it is night time when you are trying to take the photograph. If these are your circumstances, then there is a reasonable chance you will get a picture of the Northern Lights!  

 

First and foremost: Lance says that any decent camera will be enough for a great picture of the Northern Lights. It doesn’t matter if you use a point-and-shoot camera or the one on your smartphone: In this day and age, anyone can take a decent Northern Lights photo.




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He also says that there are only two pieces of equipment that are absolutely necessary: A camera and a tripod.  

“There is no way to get a decent Northern Lights photo without a tripod,” says Lance. He explains that it doesn’t need to be a fancy or expensive one; it just needs to be something that keeps the camera from moving when you’re taking the picture. (Check out this one here!)

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Tips for Photographing Newborn Babies

How to Best Photograph Newborn Babies


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Do you have a new baby in your life? Is there a newborn dozing next to you while you read this? If you have recently found yourself with endless opportunities to take baby photos, we have some suggestions for you!


  • Safety should always come first. Don’t use hard or sharp objects as props. Never place your newborn on high or unsteady surfaces without a spotter. Use common sense!

 

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    Photographing Newborn Babies Tips By ScanMYPhotos.com

    Try different angles. A lot of kids are all swaddled up when they’re first born, so it can be hard to get more than a little red face in your photos. So try different photo angles:  Get down low next to them, take some close-ups, stand on a stool while they’re sleeping in their crib, or even get a photo of them nursing.   


  • Keep an eye out for happy times.  Newborn babies don’t really spend a lot of time smiling. (Let’s be honest: They don’t spend a lot of time doing much of anything!) But keep an eye out for the times when he or she seems to be at their most settled and content. They may not smile yet, but there are times in a daily routine which are better than others for photos.

  • Go Macro! If your camera has a macro mode (or if you have a macro lens) use it to isolate a single body part and make that the focus of your shot.

  • Keep taking photos. Babies change every day, especially in the first few months, it’s exponential and quite amazing to watch. However, unless you’re looking for the changes you can easily miss them so it’s it’s important to take shots regularly.

  • Remember that your baby is not the only potential subject – grandparents, parents, siblings, and friends all can add context to the scene. You’ll appreciate having more than just photos of the baby by themselves!

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6 Tips for Taking an Epic Instagram Boomerang Video

Instagram Boomerang VideoWhile Instagram just launched their version of Snapchat stories, we wanted to focus on the types of videos that are a bit more…lasting. Particularly, we love Instagram’s Boomerang video because it offers a new and creative way to capture life’s little moments.


For those who may not know, Boomerang videos string together 10 images to form a moment in action, but the fun part is when these videos flash-forward and then reverse creating a “boomerang” effect.



So, if you’re looking to get creative and have fun, here are some tips for taking an epic  Instagram Boomerang video:


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Remembering What Matters This Saint Patrick’s Day

Photo Tips for capturing the best pictures on Saint Patrick’s Day


St. Patrick's Day“Always remember to forget
The things that made you sad.
But never forget to remember
The things that made you glad.”
– Irish blessing


With all the upcoming Saint Patrick’s Day parties, parades, and festivals, there are plenty of good time headed our way. Don’t forget to keep the camera ready to snap up these memories so they can continue to make you glad for years to come.


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Why NBC’s “This Is Us” hit TV show is an urgent reminder to scan your photos

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One outcome of the program was we experienced more new photo scanning order at ScanMyPhotos.com than ever before. The TV show was a powerful call to action to be prepared and digitize family photo memorabilia.


As Time Magazine just reported, “don’t go back into a burning house for anything.” Think of your irreplaceable possessions and the one billion family photos destroyed last year from the Texas flooding and California wildfires. Today, The New York Times also reported on how to preserve your family memories and explained why to scan your photos. Another story we recommend is this “How to Prepare Your Community for a Disaster,” as a helpful primer with smart tips to be prepared. Accuweather’s Ashley Williams also shared this evacuation checklist: “How to get your family out safely in the face of an imminent disaster.”


We received this email from a past client with a story that was both heartbreaking and an uplifting preparedness tip. Fortunately, these pictures were spared from a devastating, total-loss house fire because the customers’ pictures were digitized and saved off-site years prior.


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Making Your Photography Hobby Into a Business

Are you getting a ton of compliments on your picture-taking skills? Are people asking you to do impromptu portrait sessions?  Maybe it’s time to think about taking your photography hobby to the next level!


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Photography can be a great way make some extra cash, but there are some things to think about before you set up a business and get into photography as a line of work. Here are a few tips to get you started:  



  • Make a business plan. Anyone starting a small business needs to have one of these. A business plan will serve as your roadmap, describing what you are doing and how it will be profitable. Remember to include things like ownership, cash flow, expenses, and competition.
  • Find your specialty. Are you a nature photographer? A wedding photographer? Is your expertise newborn photos, pet photos, family gatherings or portraits? Be very clear about what services you offer and your area of expertise. Having a genre will help establish your brand and stating your services offering to potential clients.
  • Make a portfolio. It’s important to be able to show off what you’re able to do. So, before you try to turn your hobby into a business, take the time to build your portfolio. You’ll want to show off images that reflect the style of shoots you want to do on a regular basis.
  • Participate in photo contests. This is a GREAT way to find out to see how your work measures up to that of other photographers at the beginner, amateur or professional levels. And,  if you’re lucky, you’ll get a prize!
  • Consider online photography. Stock photography is in high demand and is a practical way to make some money. Advertising and marketing agencies, bloggers, websites, publications — and many more! — all make regular use of stock photos. And you can sell stock photos of pretty much any genre. You can find a list of websites where you can sell your photos here: https://www.theworkathomewoman.com/selling-photos/

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