You've got 3 seconds! 1,2,3 you're historyAccording to Facebook research we now have more information than ever to read through and as a result the average person will spend 3 seconds scanning posts. The most popular posts are ones with photos and videos. So how does this help you the photographer? Its good news and bad news. The good news is you will now have the opportunity to sell to more customers than ever before. Especially when you consider that the vast majority of advertising on... 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
The rule of thirds is an indispensable guideline for composing commercial images, but there are other options out there!Have you tried using vanishing points to create perspective in your photographs?This is a concept that is used frequently in drawings and illustrations, but seems to receive less attention from photographers.A vanishing point is a point in an image where lines that are parallel in the 3D world converge in a 2D image.This adds perspective and the appearance of distance... continue reading
They say that so called "conceptual" images are more in demand, and seems it is ever so true..I celebrate today my first level 2 image!....and it is a new challenge ahead to see if anyone buys it now at increased level 2 price...Greetings! continue reading
The rule of thirds in photographic composition is one of the very basic rules and taught to budding photographers and entry level aspirants in the stream.The rule of thirds is a fundamental rule in photographic composition. Basically you align the areas of interest in a composition such that the resulting image draws more interest and reaction. An image can be divided into 3 parts horizontally and 3 parts vertically resulting in a 9 part grid. An intersection point of any of these two lines is... continue reading
I was having a casual conversation with a renowned photographer. And he proudly said that it was all about breaking the rules – he never follows any rules. He said he does that because if he followed the rules he would never have grown beyond those rules.Though breaking the rules is creative, lately I’m getting the feeling as if it’s becoming a fashion statement – such statements seem to be lacking depth and knowledge and irresponsible. I have a more conservative approach to “breaking... continue reading
ThirdsThe most frequently quoted rule of composition is of use of thirds. Imagine your picture being divided equally into nine rectangles, three across by three up. The main features of your image should be placed not in the center of the frame, but on this dividing lines. Ideally the subject of the picture should be located on the intersection between two of these thirds. The use of thirds is very much guide - anywhere between thirds is and quarters is just as good. Though useful, this does not... continue reading
Truth in advertising requires ads to present the benefits and qualities of their products in an honest fashion. Of course, advertising has a very loose relationship to reality especially in the manner in which women are pictured. Advertisers recognize that women are responsible solely or as important decision makers on most family purchases as well as being big spenders on furniture, clothing and travel. The image of a strong and confident woman has replaced the white haired CEO type as a spokesperson... continue reading
In most countries you can't smoke in bars en restaurants anymore. But for the Netherlands this rule is new since July 1st.Friends of mine told me they already smoked allot less then before that rule.For most people this new rule was a good excuse to (try to) stop smoking. Over 600.000 Dutch people already stopped smoking in the Netherlands. Let's hope they all can push trough and don't start smoking again.I'm not a smoker and i'm really happy they set this new rule here.Don't you just... continue reading
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