Ah, the Dutch. Of course, I could trot off a whole battery of generic stereotypes about the Dutch but there would be no point. You see the Dutch angle, aka the Dutch tilt has nothing to do with the people of the Netherlands. It is in fact a bastardization of the word “Deutsch”. This is, […]
I bet you’ve heard about golden hour photography, but how about blue hour photography? In case you don’t know what it is, blue hour is the period of twilight (in the morning or evening) when the Sun is below the horizon and indirect sunlight takes on a beautiful blue shade. It usually lasts just 20 […]
I was once exploring photos from other photographers while browsing a photography forum when I came across a rather interesting post. There was a discussion on whether or not subjects have to be interesting before you photograph them. This made me curious allowing me to think of my own thought process when it comes to shooting different subjects. It also made me wonder – why do we shoot what we shoot? Here are some ideas on how to create an interesting image.
Color is fundamental to composition in photography, and before anyone screams at me about black and white, it’s actually fundamental to that too. Colors can enhance our images depending on the way we use them. But how do we know which colors work together? Are there any color combinations we should avoid? It can be […]
To many (probably most) photographers, composition reigns supreme when it comes to the most important component of a good photograph. Of course, individual stylistic choices should always be considered, but the general consensus is that composition is often the make or break factor. All the talk about composition — its importance, its varied and sometimes […]
Colourful photography brightens our collections, social media and websites. Our use of colour influences emotional responses to our images. Colour creates compositional wow! In photography, playing with colour is more than part of our workflow. It’s our statement, our stamp, our view. Our use of colours evolves with seasons, our moods, our subjects. How we […]