A few weeks ago, I participated in the craziest thing I’ve ever done online—a TWITTER PARTY! It was insane, like one of our SOARORITY forum Ask & Learn nights but on CRACK! But it was sooo much fun! For those of you who joined in, we had over 11 million impressions–ELEVEN MILLION PLUS! Craziness! The awesome ladies at Mom It Forward compiled the top 10 Ways to Gain Confidence with a Camera from all the tweeting we did. Below is their post! To see 4-10, CLICK HERE!
by Jamie Moesser on September 13th, 2011
By now, we all know that blogging and involvement in various social media outlets has become a new, fascinating, and powerful means of self-expression. Hand-in-hand with blogging is the subject of photography as a means of enriching your written content and garnering interest. Blog photography as a means of self-expression in and of itself is a topic deserving of it’s own “face time,” however. As one of our tweeters put it, “social media + photography = a powerful new form of personal narrative.”
Last week, our #gno tweeters had the opportunity to learn some valuable photography tips from Me Ra Koh, key note speaker at Evo ’11, a regular photo expert contributor for The Nate Berkus Show on NBC, author, and host of the sold-out CONFIDENCE workshops. Her work and photo-recipes have been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Lifetime Television, and VH1. She and other panelists shared ideas on how to gain confidence both behind and in front of the camera. Here are the top 10 tips, in no particular order:
Top 10 Tweet Tips for Camera Confidence
- Decide what story to tell before you shoot. Get in closer, frame the picture tighter. If the background doesn’t add to the story of the photo, get it out. In other words, look for background that accentuates the story.
- Don’t be afraid to shoot from unconventional angles, whether that means standing on a picnic table or bed looking down at your subject, or lying on the floor looking up. Take lots of shots to find out what works best.
- Know that it’s not necessarily what camera you use, but how you use it. @chookooloonks says, “I’ve seen great cameras take crappy shots, and crappy cameras take great shots. It’s all in how you use the tool.”
To see 4-10 Tweet Tips, CLICK HERE!
A big, (actually GIGANTIC) thank you to the awesome ladies at Mom It Forward for walking me through my first Twitter Party! And a HUGE thank you to my amazing panelists and all of you who tuned in!
p.s. What’s Left: CONFIDENCE Workshops!