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Power up your photography: Camera resources

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We’re surrounded by a constant stream of images, but how much do we know about taking them? Here’s a round up of snappy resources to get you on the right track.

Yet good photography is the backbone to most professional looking websites. Take a look at Reloved Vintage and Typaprint (both made with Moonfruit) as just a couple of examples.

Here we list five of our favourite photography advice resources to help develop your own eye-popping site…

Buying a DSLR camera – The Verge

The Verge - Buying a Camera, everything you need to know

Aperture, ISO, shutter speed – ugh, all horrific terms to the photography newcomer. The Verge breaks the basics down into chunks to limit bamboozlement levels in professional camera shops.

Getting the most from your iPhone – Grumbles and Grunts

Grumble and Grunts - Getting the most out of your iPhone

At the other end of the scale, that little smartphone camera coquettishly sticking out of your pocket is more powerful than you think. Add a few extra apps with some know-how and you can create some high quality photos. This blog post from Grumbles and Grunts focuses on iPhones but Android users should also be able to pick up enough tips to liven up their quick-fire photos too.

All-round photo tips – A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess - Photography Tips

Some wonderfully ample advice here from people who love photography. Site authors Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman’s picture style leans towards high-cool, nevertheless there’s tons of info on everything from pets pics to products and furniture.

Food photography – The Boogie Blog

The Boogie Blog

A straw poll around the office showed a penchant for food photography tips – mainly because we’re obsessed with eating and bragging about what we’re eating with photos to boot on Facebook and Instagram. Boogie (we don’t know his second name) lists what he looks out for when taking culinary photos. This one’s for those already fairly comfortable with a DSLR camera.

Awkward Family Photos

Awkward Family Photos

Okay, not strictly ‘advice’, but no list of our favourite photography sites would be complete without a mention of Awkward Family Photos. For the uninitiated, it’s a compendium of the bad, mad and frankly sad snaps taken by family and (so-called) friends. Honourable mention goes to ‘Mellow Yellow’ – look it up, you’ll never look at Big Bird in the same way again.

Tip: For more quick-fix tips, check out our Photography board on Pinterest – it’s full to the brim with DIY resources from around the web.

What are your top tips for great website photography? Let us in on our your tricks of the trade below…

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Marcel Reinard
Senior content producer and full time Arnie obsessor

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