Apr 07, 2011 — 3 comments
The best way to turn an otherwise great attempt at landscape photography sour is by making a major mistake. Here are five of the worst landscape photography errors to avoid at all costs.
When it comes to photography, the word “rain” can bring a sense of panic to even the most experienced photographer. While many photographers would advise waiting until the rain clears up, or returning when the sun has decided to emerge again, in some cases this isn’t always possible.
Many a photographer wakes up just before sunrise and races to the designated photo shoot location just as the sun is peeking up over the horizon. While that might still yield some great images, it is far better to arrive with ample time to plan—in at least some detail—the various images you intend to make when the light is right.
Most photographers know that for a photograph to be interesting, it must have a good composition. But what does that mean, exactly? The concepts of composition are often assumed to be mere common sense, but it never hurts to refresh oneself on the basics. And remember, as photographer David Thorpe says, ”composition is better treated as a creative aid than a set of rules”:
In the past few portrait photography photo tips articles, we’ve been discussing how to light a portrait. So far, we’ve covered how and when to use four different lights. The basic three light set and the first specialty light, the “hair light”.
Making food photography is definitely an engaging process. But in many cases it turns to be a rather challenging task requiring a lot of creativity, finesse and concentration, since its main idea is to create really vivid, impressive and mouthwatering images that can make anyone zealous to try the food presented on them.
The goal here is to take different shots every time you meet a new family. Don’t just swap out one family for another and take the same shots again and again. Work with them individually and find out what works: the result is more fun, more unique, and you’re more likely to get noticed by new clients.
Allard credits his success—not just as a photographer for National Geographic, but as a photographer in general—to his drive and passion to be part of the action. He never considers himself an outsider looking in; rather, he makes a valid effort to become part of the action, immersing himself in the storyline to gain an insider’s perspective.
Work with whoever is in charge to empty the room of busybodies as quickly as possible. There are generally two types of shots: perfect symmetry or an emphasized foreground, using a prominent object like the cake or a centerpiece as an anchor. Always use a tripod, use a low ISO, and set your shutter speed to several seconds so any people still moving around can be blurred out.
In this tutorial you will learn two different methods to create borders and frames for your photos in Photoshop.
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