What's in a face? In short—everything. Here is my best tried-and-tested advice for taking killer portraits
You got to have a sense of humor especially, when you're reading my articles. You'll never know what you're going to get, but you can be guaranteed that you will be entertained, while learning some fantastic things about photography and being pulled in to my articles, like being sucked through a black hole.
Have you ever thought, "What makes a 'great' candid shot?" Or, "What do I need to learn to take a great candid shot?"
Let’s start with planning your trip. Dwight G. Eisenhower penned the famous quote, “Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” There are a lot of things to consider when you are actually going to get a passport to travel to other exotic places to do travel photography.
Just look around any restaurant, or even street food area, and witness the number of people taking a snap of their recently-arrived food. The growth of decent cameras on phones has turned everyone into photographers, and social media has given them a platform to show them on.
Fifth-teen minutes can save you...
OK, so you’re not a pro. That doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun capturing some shots that will mean the world to you (and the bride and groom) for years to come. In fact, some of my favorite wedding pictures came from friends, not the photographer I hired… perhaps because they knew me better and could anticipate that tear. Or perhaps because they tried some of these tips…
As I'm writing this, I am currently under the influence of a Creative mind block and these honestly suck. You may be experiencing one also and you're asking yourself 'How do I get past this block?', 'How do I overcome this?' or you might tell yourself something like 'I'm quitting!' (I find myself doing the last one quite often.) But the truth is we don't need to 'quit' and these blockers are only temporary. Below are 5 points on how I overcome these blocks and start creating wonderful imagery again and these may even help you.
The list is at the bottom. Predicating that are some thoughts about Instagram, and how it affects photographers.
If you are like me, you arrive home from an adventure somewhere to find that you have very few, if any travel photos of you on those adventures. While I really do not like having my photo taken, it is nice to be in some photos to show you actually did go to those amazing places.
If you are trying to get your Instagram game up or simply trying to have memories of a really special event in your life. You most likely want to get a real professional camera and start taking pictures like a professional photographer. Well, it is really not that simple, not only do you have to learn how to use a camera, but you have to know how to take those desired photos.