Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Perfect Shot

I don't think that there is such a thing as the perfect shot in photography and a lot of photographers will probably agree. I even wrote a paper for school about taking great shots and one of the first lines explained that there's no perfect shot! With any type of art, it may be perfect in one persons eye but have many flaws in the eyes of another.

There are so many great tips that I've learned so far. I also know that I will learn a whole lot more about photography as I gain experience and make my way through school. One of the best things I've learned is to take as many photos as you can! Sometimes you may take 300 photos but only get 10 good ones. Any professional photographer can tell you this tip.

Now, can everybody tell me what you think is good and bad about this photo of my son that I took?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Custom Made

Selling on etsy can be tough but from what I've seen once you're established things get rolling fast. Since I sell my photography prints I needed to think of some things that would appeal to the buyers more. People love things that are made for them! I've created a couple options to boost my sales and get the customer what they want!

Here are some items from my shop, including my normal prints and the custom ones!


Hi everybody! My name is Shannon and I'm an amateur photographer. I have another blog (Confessions of a Gaming Mom) and I'm not the best at updating it, but from all the sites I see blogging is a great way to promote your business.

For those of you that don't know me yet:
I am going to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online for my Bachelor's in Photography
I'm from New Jersey
I live with my boyfriend and we have a son who's now 19 months
My dad and brother also live with us
I work at GameStop
I get distracted very easily, especially when doing school work

Those are just a few random things about me, I'm sure you'll learn more as I post more.