There are two great blog posts over at the Digital Photography School website covering portrait photography.  Check them out if you need tips and tricks on taking great portrait photos.

10 Ways to Take Stunning Portraits
10 More Tips for Stunning Portrait Photography

Taking Pictures of a House

June 29th, 2008

We can turn almost any picture into a painted portrait.  In a previous post, I talked about how a custom home portrait makes a great gift if you are a real estate agent.

Actually, a custom home portrait makes a great gift for many different occasions.  Below, I’ve compiled some tips on photographing a home.  Most of the tips are for real estate agents, but these tips do still apply to anyone taking a picture of a home and having it turned into a portrait painting.

6 home-photo tips to draw buyers – MSN Real Estate
Taking Home Photos That Will Draw Buyers – Wall Street Journal
Making Every Pixel Count – NY Times
The pix that get the clicks – LA Times
Tips for Taking Pictures of Your Home for Sale
– Associated Content
Keys for Taking Beautiful Real Estate Photographs
– SW Orange County Real Estate
Taking Good Real Estate Photos
– Real Estate Blog
6 Essential Tips for Taking Professional Photos

Tips on Taking Pet Photos

June 29th, 2008

Photographing pets can be very difficult, but it can also be very rewarding. Below, I’ve compiled some links to websites that will help you take that perfect shot.

After you’ve taken that perfect shot, consider having it turned into a painted portrait.

Photographing Pets –
9 Pet Photography Tips – Digital Photography School
Pet Photography Tips –
Getting the Most Out of Your Pet Pictures
Cat and Dog Photography Tips – Associated Content

There are few videos on YouTube that cover pet photography:
How to Photograph Pets
Pet Photography Depth of Field Tips
Pet Photography Locations

Tips on Taking Great Photos

June 29th, 2008

Most people visiting our website already have a photo in mind they want turned into a painting, but for some people, they don’t have a good photo.

I’ve decided to compile a list of websites that offer tips on taking spectacular photos.
Digital Photography School
Digital Photography Tips
Digital Photography Tips and Lessons
Photography Tips – DPhotoJournal

Top Ten Digital Photography Tips – MacDevCenter

Digital Cameras Help and Tips – Malek Tips