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Snap a photo or two this month using some of our tips. The Penrose Apartments Blog is featuring several tips to help you purchase your next camera and take some beautiful pictures before the month is through. We hope that you have a great month here in South Arlington, VA.


Photo Tips

National Geographic has a great resource for anyone who wants to take up photography. If you would like to start taking quality photos but you don’t want to splurge on a new camera, try snapping photos with your phone camera.

One tip that photographer Cotton Coulson shares is to “Look for New and Exciting Angles.” Coulson writes, “When I teach photo workshops, I always stress the importance of shooting from unique angles and perspectives. This is no less important when you’re shooting with an iPhone. Get high, get low, and always try to find a fresh angle. While visiting the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, I saw a very dynamic motif created by shoppers going up and down the store’s translucent staircase.

“When you see a situation like this, try also shooting a short film with your iPhone and editing it with iMovie.”

Find more photography advice from National Geographic to up your photography game, push your skills, and expand your vision.


Buying a New Camera

Of course, sometimes a camera is an investment you decide is worth it! When you’re buying a new camera, there are several things to decide. The first is what kind of camera you are looking for. Polaroid? Film? Digital? How do you want your pictures to look? Will you be buying different lenses for your camera? What exactly are you looking for?

Lucky for you, Photography Concentrate has The Ultimate Guide to Buying a New Camera. One of their favorite retailers for new camera equipment is B&H. B&H offers cameras, photo accessories, professional video equipment, and more. Explore to get a feel for what you might want to buy.

Do you have any photography tips for us? Leave your best advice in the comments. Thanks for reading our post!


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