Truly visionary artists in any medium sealed their place in art history by creating their own path once they got the rules down. Knowing how and when to break them to create your own visual style and propel your photographic art to a new level is what you’ll need to discover for yourself. First, let’s do a brief overview of the basics of composition.
Camera phones have eliminated the need to carry around a point-and-shoot camera. Why carry both when you can get a reasonable approximation of one with the other? Their portability makes them perfect for the digital age where computers rule our lives. Shooting at parties and uploading to Facebook and Instagram make life very convenient, sort of like having a photo album you can carry around everywhere with you with no bulk to speak of.
Take away color in a photograph and the world of the image needs to be conveyed by texture and form, shadows and light. If you are interested in black & white photography, there are two ways to go: do you shoot RAW and convert to B&W in post-production, or do you eliminate RAW shooting in-camera in favor of direct, Black & White JPG?
The unique effects produced by using a cookaloris (cookie for short) can add interest and depth to photographic images. A cookaloris breaks up the light, usually coming from a manmade source, projecting a pattern onto a backdrop or subject and giving a more organic look to studio lighting.
Here we will talk about using green screen suits to create special effects in videos.
Having skills in a variety of lighting techniques for your photo backdrop can give you some wonderful options for creating beautiful imagery for either products or portraits. By brushing up on your exposure and composition know-how along with practicing prior to your actual shoot date you’ll quickly be able to build a portfolio showing off your creative depth.
Allow me to introduce you to our subject of the day. Meet Nigel. He is a 16-week-old fawn Great Dane puppy and has spent quite a bit of time in front of my lens lately.