Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
One of the most important things a photographer can carry in his bag is a firm understanding of the basic elements of photography. A picture is not just a piece of photo paper but the result of thousands of tiny variables coming together all at once. Understanding these different elements and how you can use them to take better images is critical to your success as a photographer. One of the most critical elements of photography is composition.
Ever wondered how some of the stellar fantasy art is done or wished you could convincingly add or replace something in an image? The secret is in producing photo composites, but creating a believable sense of depth often seems easier said than done. Luckily, the solutions aren’t as tricky as they may seem.
The main challenge with portrait photography is, without a doubt, producing a portrait that does not leave the subject looking rigid, anxious, or just simply uncomfortable.
Most people who have a bit of knowledge of using Photoshop know about the Hue/Saturation tool and might think selective color is easy. But try doing this quickly on a selective area of the photo and you might realize that it’s not so simple after all.
“Flashy” looking photos, red eyes, and washed out subjects – a misguided flash in the hands of the wrong person can cause horrendous results. Some photographers avoid flash photography altogether, while others only use it when it’s dark, and there are few options available for lighting.
Photowalk or photowalking is one of the most popular activities that photographers love doing. Aside from being fun, a photowalk presents interesting opportunities for creating stories with pictures.
Starbursts render a magical effect in landscape compositions, especially when the technique is done correctly. A lot of photographers capture starbursts accidentally, but if you know the exact process, you can recreate the magic at will.
You are awaiting the birth of your baby with much anticipation, and the first thing on your to-do list is to look for a newborn photographer to capture those first few moments of your blissful baby’s innocent face. Even if you are not hiring a professional, with these tips you can take beautiful pictures of your little angel in her heavenly bliss.
Most photographers don’t quite know where to start. They wish they could work with the best of brands and the best of celebrities without an inkling of a clue where to begin. Most end up doing things which they never aspired to do for the sake of getting to the level where they could do what they originally sought out to. While there is no shame in doing that, photographer Marcus Smith has a completely different idea.
Film photography may seem like a relic of the past, but it’s gaining increasing popularity lately. And many photographers claim it’s still the best way to really learn the technical ins and outs of cameras. But it can seem complicated to those of us who are used to our digital cameras’ semi-automatic modes.
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