Author: Pauline Murphy

About Take My Texture

I’ve been interested in photography from the time I was a young child. I can remember exploring the woods behind my grandmother’s mountain home with my old polaroid camera. Each time I spotted something beautiful, I snapped a picture. It didn’t take long for me to go through all the film and go back inside to beg my grandparents to buy more. When my photos developed, my grandmother would always marvel at what I had chosen to photograph. At first glance, my pictures seemed so random… tree bark, blades of grass, the dog’s back, a feather. But in all the random photos, there was one common theme: Texture.

I have always been fascinated with photographing texture. I look for fresh textures to add to my collection and snap one photo after another. I created this website to document my thoughts on photography and to connect with others who shared my passion for film.

Tips For Making Baby Photography Easy

If you have ever tried to take photos of babies, be it professionally or just as a hobby you likely already know it can be quite the challenging task. There are a few tips that will help you to make baby photography easy.

A great way to get good baby photos and actually end up with the baby smiling instead of crying is to lay them on a soft blanket and lie down next to them. Hold your camera up above the baby and take pictures of them as they enjoy you being close to them. Babies love to feel comfortable and love to feel like someone is close by. Taking photos this way is really going to help you have a great baby photo shoot!

Once babies get a bit older, perhaps 5 months or so they will begin to be more expressive with their faces. This is a great time to use your voice to stimulate their reactions. If you can make some kind of silly noise that will make the baby laugh then you already have an edge above other photographers. Be sure to make the noise quietly so that you do not end up scaring the baby and making a picture of them crying.

A great way to get the baby to look at you and the camera is to have mommy or daddy standing beside you. Be sure to engage the parents in the photo shoot if they baby responds well to them being there.

How To Start A Photography Business

Many people these days are starting their own businesses. Many of these new businesses are in the photography field. It seems as if new photography businesses are popping up everywhere. If photography interests you, you may also want to start your own business and make money doing something that you love. Let’s look a little deeper into how to start your photography business.

The first things you need to do when beginning to think about starting your own photography business is to decide why type of photography you want to specialize in. Do you want to take pictures of children, weddings, fashion photography or something totally different? Once you decide where your passion is, it will be time to move on with your endeavor into the photography business.

You need to make sure that you have a good portfolio of your work that you can show to prospective clients. Have someone who has expertise in the photography field help you get your portfolio together because this can make or break your business.

Remember that advertising your new business is going to be the way you get off your feet. If advertising is not your forte, have someone who likes working in advertisement to help you out.

Once your name gets out there via your advertisements and word of mouth, you will be well on your way to enjoying your photography business. There is nothing better than making money by doing the thing you most enjoy. It’s time to kiss your dead end job good-bye and embrace a brand new career following your passion for photography.

Beginning Guide to Freelance Photography

Surely you have heard of freelance writing, but have you ever heard of freelance photography? If photography is something that interests you, you should look further into freelancing. This blog post will give you an idea of what freelance photography is all about.

Basically freelance photography is you making money by selling the pictures that you take. The great thing about it is, you don’t have a boss and you work for yourself. You may find yourself selling your photos to magazines if you get good enough at it! Imagine the possibilities with freelance photography!

The best way to start in a freelance photography business is to build a great portfolio. A portfolio shows samples of your work and is the main way you will get folks to want your services. If you don’t know a lot about making a portfolio, you should get someone who is already in the freelance photography business to help you out.

Another good way to get your freelance photography business started in the right direction is to go to school for it. There are a lot of photography classes to choose from, so take your time to decide which classes will be most beneficial to you and your desire to become a great photographer.

You will begin to get jobs once folks see just how good the quality of your work is. It make take some time to get your name out there, but don’t worry, if you work hard it will happen for you.

Best Paid Types Of Photography

If you want to get into photography for the money then you need to know which different types of photography are best at paying well.

Wedding photography can go either way. If you decide to do wedding photography you need to be sure to set your price and stick with it. If you do one of your friends or family members a favor by allowing them to have a cheap price then word will soon get out about it and you will be setting yourself up for a business failure. Again, set your price and stick to it, no matter if you’re shooting a family or friends wedding or not. Remember, this is your business, not your hobby!

Another good paying photography opportunity is to do advertising photography. It is important if you choose this route for your photography business that you do things to help your photos stand out above all the rest. Come up with visuals on how to properly highlight whatever product you are shooting and you will succeed with advertisement photography.

Glamour photography can pay well especially if you can get in with a famous person. You will need to move to an area that has actors and actresses and models in order to have a chance at this type of photography, but if you are willing to do that you can get started towards your dreams and goals. The sky is the limit when it comes to photographing models and movie stars! Don’t keep putting off your dream. You can get started with photography today.

A Few Of The Best Waterproof Cameras

Whether or not you are into photography on a professional level or you just like to take photos to share with your family and friends as a hobby, you will want to have at least one good waterproof camera. In this blog post we will discuss a few of the best waterproof cameras.

The Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 has a 14 megapixel lens and is one of the best waterproof cameras you can buy today. It will help you to take pictures up to 33 feet deep in the water. Not that you will WANT to go that deep, but your camera will have the capability of doing so, just in case you ever do. This camera also records HD videos and will withstand falls of 6.6 feet.

Another great waterproof camera you may be interested in is the Pentax Optio W90. This little camera is the toughest of all waterproof cameras. It is waterproof up to 20 feet and is shockproof as well, up to four feet. The Pentax Optio W90 is also freeze proof in case you want to take it with you on your next arctic adventure. This camera has a 12.1 megapixel lens and has a 5x optical zoom as well.

Lastly another great waterproof camera you may want to try out is the Canon Power Shot D10. This camera also has a 33 ft depth capability as does the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010. The great thing about this waterproof camera is that the price is around $300 to $350.