Learn About Light – Study Great Images And See How They Were Made
This weeks main tip is not so much about going out and taking photos to hone your skills. Its more about going out to the art gallery, a local art exhibition or even the museum and taking note of great images.
What you are looking for specifically is the way that light is being used in those images to create an effect.
Don’t worry too much about the subject matter, the setting, the composition or any of that. Just isolate in your mind what the light is doing.
In a controlled studio setting pro photographers go to great lengths to control and design the light to determine the outcome they are looking for.
In the average person’s life this is not an option. However by understanding the effect the available light sources are having on your subject you can increase your chances of a great shot enormously.
It can be as simple as repositioning yourself according to the sun’s position (or the subject) or just getting someone to turn that little bit to the left or right.
What is true is that unless you at least develop an awareness of what the light is doing you will forever be doomed to shadowy, squinting images that make everyone look somehow… wrong.
Don’t Worry, Be Happy!
There are a bunch of things that amatuer photographrs worry about regarding their cameras, theirs shots and heaven knows what else.
Many of the things we actually have our attention on are relatively unimportant and often are simply signs that we have not yet mastered what we have so keep seeking some other “reason.”
Tips and Tricks!
This is the first in a series of videos introducing some of the basics in photography. The series has been put together by Kelby Media Group. While we are on the subject they offer some great online course designed for beginners through to pros and are very reasonably priced as well as being excellent course in themselves.
A brief overview of some of the key successful actions you can take to ensure much better landscape images.
Yes, I am sure you just like me find nothing more interesting to do on the weekend than go out into the jungle and get some great big cat shots or even the odd crocodiles attacking image!
So for those of you out there that like that kind of stuff this one’s for you!
Truthfully speaking that’s not really the type of image I get called upon to take that often… OK I have never taken that kind of shot outside a zoo BUT!
I have been to children’s birthday parties and I am thinking these wildlife guys may have a few useful tips we can all use!