What I've Learnt from Bethadilly


Who are your favourite photographers? One of mine is Beth Deschamp (otherwise known as Bethadilly). I’ve been admiring her photography for a long time. Today I want to share what I’ve learnt from her photos with you.

Beth is a natural light family photographer. She also writes a blog, Bethadilly, where she shares her photography tips.

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Take Photos Regularly

Beth is a big encourager of 365 projects. A few years ago, she created her own version of the 365 project called the Bethadilly challenge.(Learn more about that here.)

Inspired by Beth, I've been taking a photo every day since January this year. It’s amazing how my photography is improving. Doing a 365 project requires dedication, but it's worth it.

Even if you don’t have the time or dedication to do a 365 project, try to pick up your camera as often as possible. It doesn't have to be for long. Just take a few photos.

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Less is Sometimes More

Beth’s photos are simply composed; the backgrounds are clean and the colours compliment each other. With so little in the photo, your eyes are immediately drawn to the subject.

Unlike Beth, my photos used to be very busy. Recently, I started to pay more attention to this problem. I've started simplifying my shots and my photos are much more pleasing to look at.

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Don’t Hide Behind Your Camera

Some of my favourite photos of Beth’s are self-portraits. Because photographers are always taking photos, they don’t often get to be in them. Beth solves this problem by taking her own portraits.

I love how Beth’s self-portraits aren’t traditional. She will purposefully make her photos blurry, experiment with angles and sometimes not even include her face in the photos. You can have a lot of fun with self-portraiture.

Those are some of the lessons I’ve learnt from Beth Descamp. What’s something you’ve learnt recently? Have you heard of Beth before?

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