Words of wisdom

posted on 18th of january, 2009

I recently posted this to my new blog but I wanted to share it here because I have gotten such great advice from other DT photographers. Now it's my turn to share somethings I've learned.

* Make your subject the strongest point of your photo even though it might take up only a small part of the overall image.

*Let Mother Nature provide the lights for you. If you can, keep the sun behind you when you take pictures. That way the sun will light the areas you want to see, like someone’s face. If the sun is in front of you then it will be behind your subject and it will cast a shadow where you don’t want it.

*Use good quality lenses whenever possible.

*Use a tripod.

*Remember that every professional photographer takes a bad picture once in a while. He just doesn’t tell anyone.

*Study other photographer’s work. Learn from what worked for them and what didn’t work for them.

*Don’t forget to move yourself, don’t just zoom your lens. Step back, move closer, get up higher, crouch down lower.

*Practice, practice, practice!


Comments (2)

Comment by Tan510jomast on January 21, 2009

Let Mother Nature provide the lights for you (you say).

yes, i am also a big fan of mother nature and just letting the universe provide the best lighting for my work. non-believers write it off as just "being there at the right time, sheer luck", but many times, i have been at a shoot that started out to be not ideal light for it. then like miraculously, the clouds break and the sun rim lights my models,etc.
one of my models once shouted, "oh wow, our minds have called on brother sun to give us awesome lighting". i laughed, but you know what,
deep inside, i thought she was on to something. maybe our inner voices are much louder and more powerful than we think.
so i say, let's dream on and think we have the power to move mountains and even the clouds, ha!ha!. have a good life taking photographs all.

Comment by Eclecticelegance on January 19, 2009

Informative and useful!

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