Portraiture, lifestyle, street, and travel photography – these are some of the genres that feature people as main subject. For some it can be enjoyable activity while, for others, it can be a disastrous nightmare. The idea of talking with someone they don’t know very well, or being confronted by strangers they’re trying to photograph can be a bit too daunting. Confidence is, therefore, necessary when photographing people.
There may come a time in your life as a photographer when you suddenly find your own photographs distasteful. This is a time when you feel restless, frustrated, and dissatisfied with the images you’ve recently created. If there was a photographer’s quarter-life /midlife crisis, this would probably be it. There are two ways to approach this dilemma. You can end your dream of being a world class photographer and sell your gear at a ridiculously low price or you can try to find ways to get out of this seemingly twilight zone you’ve gotten yourself into. The question though is how.
Composition isn’t just about knowing where to place elements in a frame. It isn’t just about finding lines that lead to your subjects, or identifying patterns that potentially fit S-curves or golden spirals. There are different skills involved in composition. Some of these abilities are obvious while some are not.
Experience has the ability to make us wiser with our actions and choices. As a photographer, I have made mistakes in the past because of which I missed out on awesome photo opportunities. If only I was more careful, I could have avoided such situations. While some of these chances are inevitable, some can simply be avoided by having some quick checks.
Freezing motion is not just about using a fast shutter speed. It’s about timing. It’s about anticipating action and being ready to photograph it. To capture impactful photos that freeze motion, make sure to choose your subjects wisely and get your timing right. This post will help you with tips to freeze motion in your photos and produce shots that pop.
Did you know that there are five basic photographs that every photographer must learn how to create? All other camera techniques in photography are based on these five photographs and mastery of these is essential to any photographer. If you’re a novice photographer and you’re wondering what camera setting you need to prioritize (aperture, shutter speed, or ISO), then this might shed some light.