Any photo will instantly seem more professional if it has a good perspective. One aspect of this is having straight lines that look harmonious and guide the eye of the viewer into the points of interest in the image. Image where the horizon or architectural lines are skewed look hastily taken and can make the viewer feel like the walls are coming down on them. But not to worry, these tips will help you avoid those vertigo-inducing shots forever! 1. Learn to keep your camera straightSounds obvious,... continue reading
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You already know about theese three components that are opening, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity. But it's othing without composition?The composition is actually how you arrange the elements of the scene being shot. Including moving yourself or moving objects. It is necessarily dependent on the frame size, that is to say, the shape of the rectangle you see in the viewfinder.The composition plays with:the presence or absence in the context of certain elementsthe place given to each... continue reading
Most experienced photographers know the concept of leading lines.They are one of the most basic elements of composition.Years of studying the masters of art show these lines as a major element in some of the greatest works of art, whether it be photography or the work of the old masters.Leading lines work as tour guides to your image, taking the viewer deeper into the image or leading them to the point you want them to see.The most obvious for of leading lines is railroad tracks.They... continue reading
I've recently been working on perfecting architectural photography. It's not as simple as you might think.A house is sitting still after all, and you can control the lighting with strobes or flash and time of day. Easy, right?Not so much.A super wide-angle lens is required for architectural photography and it requires some practice to use correctly. I'm currently using a Sigma 10-20mm on my Canon.The problem inherent in use of a wide-angle lens is that it can create converging... continue reading
I've got a confession to make: I've got a bridge fetish. I find the lined interior and exterior of bridges irresistible, and I always have an overwhelming urge to photograph, dissect and digest them during my travels.Take for example the Helix Bridge at the Marina Bay Waterfront in Singapore, quite possibly the earliest bridge photo in my portfolio. Don't you find the entire structure fascinating, especially the attempt of the architects and builders to model this after the double helix structure... continue reading
We always wonder why our pictures don’t get sold but others have all the luck.When I first saw this picture I thought, “who would want to buy such a picture” I mean this gives an impression as if the lady is running with the basket trolley in an aisle in the supermarket. Nobody would like to do an advertisement showing that a lady has to sprint across with a basket trolley.But I was so wrong, when I saw that this picture has reached level 4 and downloaded 44 times!!The best way... continue reading
Hello,this is my first blog entry. I want to write about a theme, which could be interesting for the illustrators.I have used Inkscape, a vector graphic program and it was great: the lines are straight like anything else. After I have created some illustrations with Inkscape, the problem of jagged and facetted lines was solved. Edit: After a usercomment I want to inform about, that the inkscape is not able to correct jagged and facetted lines. You have to create a new image, but these lines... continue reading
When you have an SLR camera people often automatically treat you like you belong where ever you put yourself.If you are asked for ID, and told to leave, do just that.But for a public event you have the right to wonder around public areas.I would have been much more successful if I wasn't walking my dog at the same time. continue reading
After reading a comment from my first blog, I went back to my pictures and realized something really interesting: I have quite a few curvy lines in my collection.It could be the neck of a grooming flamingo:or a river in a Chinese royal garden:or those quiet garden paths:or a nice wooden bridge:Come to think about it, curvy lines really drew my attention when I took pictures.I usually think I'm attracted by flowers, or birds, or landscapes, this seems to be a different... continue reading
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