Start Your Photography Journey Here…

I am not going to say that your photography journey will be easy and it will most definitely not be complete in a day. Please take your time on this journey give yourself grace and be patient. You can read everything there is to know about photography but you truly will not understand it or see an improvement in your pictures until you actually pick up your camera and put into practice what you have learned. 

You don’t have to do that this journey alone. I will be there every step of the way! Email me your struggles and your questions: livingouradventure@gmail.com.

Opt-In: Photography Road Map

Exposure

  • What is Exposure?
    Exposure sounds like this great big term in photography that you just have to understand in order to get amazing photos but really all exposure means is an image! Exposure really isn’t hard to understand in terms of photography the Exposure Triangle on the other hand can be a little difficult to master.  The exposure
  • Reading the Histogram
    Read the Histogram and Come Home with Great Pictures!! I have to admit that when my husband who was also learning photography asked me about the histogram I had no idea how to answer.  I had heard of the histogram but never truly understood what it was. So naturally I went searching for the answers.  
  • Understanding Shutter Speed
    What is Shutter Speed- Shutter speed is the amount of time that your shutter is open.  When looking at your camera your shutter speed is written as 1/(a number).  This means that your shutter is open for 1/(whatever the #) of a second.  
  • Understanding Aperture
    What is Aperture- The aperture or “f stop” is what creates those blurry backgrounds people often ask about. Changing your aperture affects that amount of light in your image. The lower the number, the more light is brought in. The higher the number, the less light. Therefore, if you do a lot of indoor shooting,
  • Understanding ISO
    What is ISO? ISO is how sensitive to light the camera’s imaging sensor is. You can think of ISO like ants, at an ISO of 200 you are sending out 200 ants to gather light. At an ISO of 2000, you are sending out 2000 ants to gather light.  The more ants you send out

Camera Settings

  • Your Road Map to Mastering Your Camera
    This post contains affiliate links- Living Our Adventures is a participant in the Amazon.com Services LLC Associates Program. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases linking to amazon.com and affiliated links. When you are first learning photography it can all be very overwhelming.  All the terms and buttons, it is kinda like learning
  • What is Exposure?
    Exposure sounds like this great big term in photography that you just have to understand in order to get amazing photos but really all exposure means is an image! Exposure really isn’t hard to understand in terms of photography the Exposure Triangle on the other hand can be a little difficult to master.  The exposure
  • Reading the Histogram
    Read the Histogram and Come Home with Great Pictures!! I have to admit that when my husband who was also learning photography asked me about the histogram I had no idea how to answer.  I had heard of the histogram but never truly understood what it was. So naturally I went searching for the answers.  
  • How to Use the Rule of Thirds
    What is the Rule of Thirds? If you have ever read anything about composing a picture you have probably heard of the rule of thirds. But what is it? The Rule of Thirds is a basic, yet essential and powerful guideline that helps photographers compose an image.  The rule of thirds helps the photographer decide
  • Aperture Priority Mode
    Aperture Priority Mode or A/Av lets you select the aperture on your lens.  In Aperture Priority mode, you tell the camera how large you want the aperture to be, and the camera will set the shutter speed & ISO accordingly. AV, mode, by the way, stands for Aperture Value.
  • Getting Started with your DSLR
    So you got a new DSLR camera or you have decided to dust off the camera that has been sitting around and you have no idea where to start.  I know exactly how you are feeling, I have been there! Your camera can be very overwhelming when you are first starting out. I found that

Light

  • Finding the Light
    I used to drool over those light and airy pictures I saw on Pinterest and Instagram that were taken in someone’s home. I wanted my pictures to look like that too, but I just couldn’t achieve that look. I chalked it up to having small windows, dark rooms, and horrible light in our home. I