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I just came across this image I captured years ago.  It lived on an old hard drive and wasn’t given a second thought.  This shot is pretty different from how I shoot now but I wanted to share it here because like all photographs we make, it’s part of the process.  I feel like I am a better photographer because of images like this one.  Being able to self critique and see what did and didn’t work here.  It’s a constant learning game and I’m sure I’ll share something another 5 years from now that I’m capturing in this present time and be able to express the same sentiment.

I feel like that’s part of the beauty of art; it keeps growing and if we put enough work in, so long as we’re doing it right, we do too.

Welcome to Tips and Insights

This portion of our website is dedicated to highlighting fun photography tips, tricks, and sometimes a useful gadget or two.  The info here is geared more for the novice photographer.  If you have anything interesting to add that may be helpful to others please shoot us an email and we will be happy to post it while giving you props.  After all, by working together we all improve at a faster pace, and it sure is a lot more fun.

That being said, I think it is important to note that though photography does have its own set of rules such as, “the rule of thirds”, “the golden rule”, “the rule of using AVP as your photographer” (okay, I made the last one up) etc., there are always very good reasons to break rules.  Just because they work most of the time does not mean they work all of the time.  Think of these tips as more of guidelines.  Once you learn them, think outside the box.  Some of the most outstanding photographs don’t always follow the rules.

There is however one rule you never want to break.  This rule I hold very close, and I urge you to do the same.  Are you ready for it?  Okay, here it is…Have Fun.  I know this may sound lame, but I truly believe if you’re not having fun you’re not doing it right.  It seems the camera knows when you’re not into it, because you end up with flat, lifeless photographs.  So consider this your first tip:  Always let your emotions drive your photographs.

Please feel free to give us feedback for things you may like to see in upcoming Tips and Insights as it is always welcome.  Until next time, Have Fun!

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