I won’t stop you from using a flash or a tripod. The great thing about digital photography is that you can use whatever you want and experiment with different techniques. But don’t let the technical aspects get in the way of your creativity, passion and art. Explore new techniques, new locations and new ways of looking at things around you.
Fantastic landscape photography is one of the most challenging genres there is.
Landscape photographers who master the art of dynamic composition create images that are powerful, evocative and full of depth.
Here are some tips for creating great landscape photos:
1. Seek out interesting locations – focus on finding a great photo location, rather than taking a snapshot of what’s in front of you. Sometimes less is more – remove elements from your viewfinder to create a more dynamic shot. Be ruthless!
2. Use leading lines – lines can direct the eye towards the main subject matter, including sky lines, architectural lines, road and path lines and the “s-curve” lines created by trees and bush. Try to position yourself where you can capture these elements in your foreground, middle distance and background.
3. Include foreground interest – a strong foreground will help lead the viewer’s eye through your image, making it easier to take in the rest of the scene. Notice how this image has been cropped to include just part of a tree trunk in the lower left corner? This helps draw eye into the rest of the image by leading it through this “hole” in the frame – without it it may have been easy for your eye to simply slide off to one side
This article is a reflection on ideas I have learned during my studies, and gained experience through the course of time. I have found that the more time you spend in a particular field, the more you realize that it takes more than knowledge to be successful. It also takes creativity, passion and art.
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The following tips came from my photo shoot at the abandoned mall that you may have seen in the news lately. I was a bit nervous going into it, and I wanted to make sure I captured some great photos.
I had the pleasure of working with a friend of mine, who is a talented photographer. After telling her my vision, she brought much more to the table than I had ever imagined. I thought I’d share some of our experience with you all and hope you enjoy it! Take a look at our process and tips below!
So let’s talk about some ways to get a little more creative with your fine art photography. You can use these techniques on their own or in combination with each other.
1) Change the lighting
2) Change the location
3) Get closer to your subject
4) Change your perspective (vertical, horizontal, diagonal)
5) Change your viewpoint (look from above, below, from the side)
6) Change your color scheme
Each of these techniques are interesting by themselves, and you can play around with any of them as much as you like. In fact, I’m sure there are lots of other things you can add to this list. At first glance it might seem like you’re just changing things for the sake of changing things – but that’s not true. The 5 tips listed above all have something in common: they all change how we perceive the scene and how we read it.”
The passion and creativity that go into creating art with a camera can often be overshadowed by the technical side of taking quality photographs. However, if you are looking to take your photography to new heights and achieve a dynamic, eye-catching image, then the following tips will help you to create a piece of art that is sure to impress your audience and provide you with plenty of inspiration for future projects.
When you’re looking to add some spice to your portfolio, it’s always fun to shoot in new locations. Whether you plan on getting a headshot or something of a more artistic nature, taking your photos in a new environment can help bring some energy and diversity to your shots.
Treat the shoot like a date. When you take somebody for the first time, you probably already have an idea about what your date will look like when it’s over. The same holds true for shooting. If you know where you’re going, what props and wardrobe will be involved, and how this all will come together in post-production, then the date goes smoother and the final shot is better.
Planning is key! You want to find great locations that aren’t too familiar and that allow for an interesting background and good light. It’s also important that you get there early so the light is at its best during the actual shoot session.
If you’re heading out with more than one model, try to get one shot set up before moving on to another location or setup. The time between shots can be used for wardrobe changes, as well as setting up any additional lighting or strobes that might be needed for that particular shot.
If it’s a headshot session