Photo Tips and Techniques

Written by Hockomock Joe on . Posted in Photo Resources

Here are some popular sites that offer tips, techniques and tricks to improve your photography. This list will continue to grow over the next few months. . .


25 Pro Tips


Adorama Tutorials and More


Basic Photo Tips & Techniques for Outdoor Photographers


Basic Strategies in Understanding Your Photographs

Basic Vocabulary, Visual Elements, and Composition


Cambridge Colour


Composition Tips

Here are most of the rules / suggestions you hear about in Image Study and on Competition Night.

            Creating Active Space – Photographing Moving Subjects

            Fill Your Frame

            Finding Fresh Angles to Shoot From

            Framing Your Shots

            Free Portrait Photography Cropping Guide

            Getting Backgrounds Right

            Getting Horizons Horizontal           

            Getting Images Straight

            How to Use Converging Lines to Enhance Your Photography

            Importance of Focal Points

            Photographing Children – Composition

            Rules of Composition for Landscape Photography

            Rule of Thirds

            Working the Lines in Your Photography (how to use horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines)


And, now that you have mastered all of the above rules/suggestions, here is one more:

  How to Break the ‘Rules’ of Photography


Denise Duhamel’s “Creative Florals

“Applying Texture Overlays”


Digital Photography School Tips

This is a free resource that has a wealth of photographic information.  It considers itself a community of photographers of all experience levels who come together to learn, share and grow in their understanding of photography.


Family Photography Blog


Flash Photography

Phil’s Flash Presentation – October, 2013

Phil’s Phabuolous Phlash Links


Fourteen Ways to Improve Photography

 14 Ways To Significantly Improve Your Photography Today


Improve Your Shots by Getting Closer


Landscape Photography

“Ten Commandments of Landscape Photography – And, How to Break Them!” 

         (from Jeff W. and Lisa’s Photography Blog)


Learn about Photography with


Nature Photography Tips

Tips and tutorials for digital nature photography:


Photography Tips


Posing / Modeling Tips


Rick Sammon Postings


Smashing Magazine Photo


Use Ambient Light to Make Your Photos More Dramatic