- New Release: Incredibly Important Composition Skills
- Photographer Takes Portraits of Torontonians from Every Country in the World (Video)
- Get Lost Around Europe in 11 Photos
- 4 Tips for Directing Photography Subjects to Achieve Your Vision (Video)
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 05:49 PM PDT
In simplified terms when we talk about an image's composition, we're talking about how the various visual bits and pieces in a scene have been organized. This organization inﬂuences not only how the ﬁnal image looks, but also how it feels and what we take away from it in terms of meaning. This new in-depth eBook is designed to provide a path to learning how you can take more amazing, memorable and exciting photos, all through the power of composition. It is currently 30% off for the launch sale which ends soon. Now available here: Incredibly Important Composition Skills
A strong composition is striking and engaging. It can draw viewers in with only a glance, before they even know what your image is about. On the other hand, a bland composition may fail to attract your audience's attention, and your image could be completely ignored. Ouch.
A few of the many topics covered (223 pages):
Composition also inﬂuences the way your audience 'reads' and understands the content of your scene once they've been drawn in. When we view photos, we tend to look around them in somewhat predictable patterns. For example, our eyes will tend to ﬁrst latch onto things that are visually striking, like an emotive face, a bright light, an object that occupies a large part of the frame, or something sharply in focus in an otherwise blurry scene. Then they move to the less visually striking elements.
As we 'read' a photo, we extract information that contributes to our understanding of the photographer's message. A well-composed image will bring the focus to the right elements, in the right order, and won't leave the viewer bogged down with stuff that distracts or confuses. Though the viewing process is ultimately subjective, a well-composed image will increase the chance that the viewer takes away the message you want to convey.
Finally, composition inﬂuences your viewers' perception of your style or artistry. The way you choose to arrange elements in space will inﬂuence the aesthetic qualities of your image.
How to Get a Discounted Copy This Week:
This new eBook is currently 30% off for the launch sale that ends soon. It also carries a 60 day no-questions-asked guarantee, if you are not satisfied with any part of the book just let them know and they will give you a full refund so there is no risk in trying it. Comes in PDF format that can be read on computers, phones and most tablets (works great as a mobile reference out in the field).
Found here: Incredibly Important Composition Skills
Go to full article: New Release: Incredibly Important Composition Skills
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 02:58 PM PDT
Roughly half the citizens of Toronto, Canada are immigrants. There’s a Little India, Little Italy, Koreatown, Greektown, Little Portugal, two Chinatowns, and huge swaths of English, Irish, and Scottish heritage. So it’s not surprising that one enterprising photographer, Colin Boyd Shafer, realized that he could photograph the entire world one Torontonian at a time. For his yearlong project, Cosmopolis Toronto, he’s shooting a portrait of a citizen from every country in the world without leaving the city limits:
Shafer shoots not only a portrait of the individual in a personally relevant space, but a close-up of an item that reminds them of their home—a doll, photograph, ring, toy, or tattoo.
Many of Shafer’s subjects have participated enthusiastically, happy to share their cultures with a community that has, for the most part, welcomed them openly.
Shafer has found most of his subjects already, but he’s still missing citizens from roughly a dozen countries—mostly small and wealthy European nations like Monaco, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, and San Marino. And if you know any Torontonians from Burundi, Kiribati, or East Timor, Shafer’s hoping you’ll send him a message before June 2014.
Go to full article: Photographer Takes Portraits of Torontonians from Every Country in the World (Video)
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 12:52 PM PDT
Packing your gear and leaving your hometown for couple of days to explore new places is the best way to fill your batteries? Or you’re enjoying it as a part of your job? Look what we found for this week’s photo list!
Cities are truly amazing, living places that are simultaneously busy, lonely, awake, tired, and alive. So, don’t leave your camera in a hotel because you are just “taking a walk”. Amazing things could happen on the way! For more info check some professional travel photography tips! Have a great trip!
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 11:07 AM PDT
You can feel it pulsing through the crowd during any soccer game, fueling all of the screaming and whooping and dancing and boozing, the reason behind the elaborate costumes and the incessant waving of foam fingers and painted signs—energy. And so much of it that New York-based photographer Monte Isom dedicated a season in his career to try to harness that rampant excitement into a studio portrait series celebrating the 2014 World Cup.
In the following video, Isom takes viewers behind the scenes of his portrait project, showcasing some of his amazing portraits while also demonstrating his method for creating and maintaining an optimal shooting environment to achieve his photographic goals:
Besides explaining his project and displaying some of his work, Isom’s video notably includes footage of some of his interactions with subjects during the photo shoot. Viewers can glean several tips for how to set the mood and bring out the best in photography subjects.
1. Tell your subject what you want.
Isom gives clear instructions to his models about how to act and what types of expressions and energy he is looking for in the images. “There’s nothing you can do that’s wrong,” he tells one of them, and to another, he says, “I’m looking for happiness, celebration.” His direction gives the models confidence because they know just what to do.
2. Speak to subjects face to face and mirror desired poses and expressions.
When Isom provides direction to his models, he often sets his camera down and steps into the shooting area with the client. Spending a few minutes talking with a subject pre-shoot and lowering your camera to mirror desired poses and expressions can really help to put subjects at ease.
3. Encourage subjects by showing them their best photos.
Many photographers balk at the idea of showing subjects unedited images, but Isom makes a point to discuss awesome shots with his subjects, and the models seem undeniably encouraged that they’ve done well. Even just showing a subject a great shot on your camera’s viewfinder every once in a while can make all the difference.
4. Create a shooting atmosphere that complements your photographic vision and goals.
Isom wanted high energy photographs, so he created a high energy environment. At one point, he’s screaming, “It’s really happening!” right along with an excited fan as he shoots. If you foster an appropriate atmosphere, you won’t have to figure out how to pull certain expressions and behaviors out of subjects, because they’ll happen naturally.
Go to full article: 4 Tips for Directing Photography Subjects to Achieve Your Vision (Video)
|You are subscribed to email updates from PictureCorrect Photography Tips |
To stop receiving these emails, you may unsubscribe now.
|Email delivery powered by Google|
|Google Inc., 20 West Kinzie, Chicago IL USA 60610|