photography inspiration

Check Out This Quick 3 Minute Video For Photography Inspiration

Happy Friday! We wanted to share with you this quick 3-minute video to give you a little inspiration to start the weekend ahead. 

Pretty much every one of us who is a photographer picked up a camera and started taking photos because they were passionate about it. Sometimes we can let the business, money or stress of life take away that passion that we once felt. 

Always strive to keep your passion alive. You will find that is makes you an even better photographer in the long-run. 

We hope you enjoy this video below by Gio Bartlett.


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Photography Inspiration: Taking Beautiful Photographs

Need a little photography inspiration for the weekend ahead? Check out this great video by National Geographic called "Making Simply Beautiful Photographs." 

In this video, National Geographic photographers talk about the moments behind their shots, and editor Annie Griffiths explains the concept behind the new National Geographic book, Simply Beautiful Photographs. This video features stories by David Doubilet, Jodi Cobb, Michael Melford, Sisse Brimberg, and Jim Blair.


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Photography Inspiration From Beverly Hills Wedding Photographer Joe Buissink

No matter what it is that you do and love in life, you need to have a passion for it. As a photographer, you have to want to take photos, continue learning and growing to be the best you can be. Today, we want to share a little photography inspiration with you in this great video where Beverly Hills wedding photographer Joe Buissink shares is view on what photography means.

If you are a photographer this will definitely change the way you look at yourself and we hope it brings you some inspiration to get out and take amazing photos! 

Joe Buissink started his photographic career in 1995 and has become one of the most sought after and praised wedding photographers in the world. His work is both revered in the photographic community and admired in the wedding industry and he has photographed the weddings of people such as Barry Bonds, Alyson Hannigan, Brendan Fraser, Brooke Burke, Christian Slater, Christina Aguilera, Christina Applegate, David Boreanus, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, Kelsey Grammer and more. 

Here are a few of his amazing photos and be sure to check out his website at www.joebuissink.com!


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What Are Your Photography Goals For 2017?

The year is coming to a close and what a year it has been! There have been so many great moments, some sad ones, and tons of others in between... but we hope that each and every one of you have a positive outlook on the year ahead and have some wonderful goals for your photography in 2017. 

It is always fun to have a goal for the upcoming year especially when it comes to something that makes you happy... like taking photos. Take some time in the next few days to evaluate your photography throughout the past year and how you want to move forward in 2017. Perhaps you just began your photography business and want to double the amount of clients over the next year. Maybe you take photos as a hobby and really want to explore different subjects to photograph and make more time for your passion alongside everything else you have to do in life. Or, you may have always thought about photography and this year is the one you plan to take a class and learn as much as you can. 

We believe that if you love photography, you need to take photos. This year ahead, try making it a priority to take a photo every single day. At the end of 2017, you will have 365 different photos to show and we are sure you will have learned something along the way. 

Camera Giveaways is excited for another great year. We have so many great blog posts in the works that will show you some awesome photos and provide you with great tips and tricks for your photography. We will also be continuing with our Photo of the Week (read more about how to submit your own photos here) and have even more camera giveaways for you to enter. (Have you entered our current giveaway? If not, be sure to do so here).

What are your photography goals for 2017? Share them with us below. 


Throughout the year, we have seen some amazing photos and had some great blog posts that you all seemed to enjoy. Here are a few of our favorite posts from the year in case you missed any of them:

3 Essentials For Building A Photography Business - Want to start your own photography business? These tips will help you get started. 

Photo credit: Golden Vision Photography via SnapKnot

Photo credit: Golden Vision Photography via SnapKnot

6 Tips To Take Beautiful Bridal Portraits - Photographing a bride is such a beautiful thing. Here are 6 tips to make sure you capture her perfectly! 

8 Ways To Make Money With Your Photography - Looking to turn your passion into a business or just to help make you a little extra money, then this post will give you some great ideas! 

5 Minute Video On The History Of Photography - This is a cute video that shares a quick history of photography. 

Photo credit: Photo District News

Photo credit: Photo District News

3 Things To Think About If You Are Hiring A Second Shooter - Do you need a second shooter to help you photograph a wedding or large event? This post gives you 3 things you need to consider. 

7 Important Facebook Tips For Photographers - Social media is so important and Facebook is a very popular platform you want to make sure you are on. Be sure to read these 7 Facebook tips to be sure you are utilizing Facebook as best as you can.

7 Easy Steps To Improve Your Photography - These tips will help any photographer improve their work! 

In A Photography Rut? Here are 5 Ways To Get Out! - Finding yourself in a little bit of a photography slump? Here are 5 ways to help you get out. 


 

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7 Tips To Stay Inspired In Your Photography

Let's face it....sometimes it is hard to stay inspired in life. Even if you are so passionate about photography, with the craziness of life and how busy it can be, staying inspired can be tough. Some of you reading this may have your own photography business that you do full-time. Others may have a business but have to work another full-time job at the same time. And then there are some that simply love taking photos and do it as a hobby. Whatever category you fall into, do you ever find yourself feeling uninspired?

Here is a video we saw by Eric Kim, a photography teacher currently located in Berkley, California, where he provides some great tips to help yourself stay inspired in your photography. We thought these tips may help you find that inspiration you need to get back to capturing all the amazing photos that you love! 

You can read a little more on each tip on Eric Kim's blog. His mission is to produce as much "open source photography" as he can. You can read more about him and his work and check out his blog at www.erickimphotography.com

If you liked this video, here are some other videos you may want to see:


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In A Photography Rut? Here Are 5 Ways To Get Out!

Taking photos is something you love to do... whether you do it as a profession or hobby. Just like anything else in life, you can get into a funk and struggle to produce photos that are unique, different or even something you really are excited about. Don't worry... a photography rut can happen to the best of us. Writers get writers block, athletes go through rough times... but there is a way to break out of that photography rut that you find yourself in.

Here are a few ways to get out of your photography rut and start shooting the photos that you know you are capable of doing! 

1. Change It Up

Many times photographers tend to photograph what they know but that can get monotonous. Change it up and experiment with other subjects. If you shoot landscapes, try taking some portraits. If you are a wedding photographer, maybe test your skill photographing a sporting event. 

Photo credit:  Nomadic Matt

Photo credit: Nomadic Matt

2. Don't Stop Shooting

Just because you are in a rut, doesn't mean you should put your camera away and stop for a few days or weeks. You should actually do the opposite. Continue to bring your camera with you and find new things to photograph that happen in your every day life or travels. If you are having to take photos of the same type of subject you always do because of your profession, switch up those photos by experimenting with different camera settings, backgrounds or lighting. 

3. Find A Photography Group

Being around others who love the same things that you love can always bring inspiration and new ideas. Find a local photography group or plan a monthly get together with all of your photography friends who all love taking photos as much as you do. Different social media sites also have photography related groups that you could join. 

Photo credit: Pinterest

Photo credit: Pinterest

4. Purchase or Rent New Equipment

There is nothing like getting some new equipment to help increase your excitement! Anytime you get a new gadget, toy or technology, it is fun to test it out, play around with its different features and see what it can do. The same goes for a new camera, editing program, or any other type of photography related item. It is not always feasible to buy something new, so check out local rental shops. If you are looking for some great deals on new photography actions and presets, business tools and more, be sure to check out Photographer Candy!  

5. Do A Daily Photo Project

To make things a bit more interesting, having a project to work on will keep your mind going. We love the idea of a daily photo project. This type of project will make you take at least one photo a day and may get you to think outside of the box. Michael Pach is a photographer in Colorado Springs who did a photo project where he took a photo of the same tree every single day for a year and it is amazing how different each photo is. Read more about his tree photo project here.  


 

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