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 […]
Composition – your photos are merely snapshots without it. As good as the technical abilities of our cameras are, they are just tools. It is the creative mind behind that tool that makes the image. And that creative mind has to work as hard as the camera’s processors to ensure that image looks great. Let’s […]
Concepts and guides in photography are building blocks to creating and capturing wonderful images. While the rule of thirds is among the most common building block in composition, the S-curve is also one to be on the look out for. What Is The S Curve? The S curve is a type of leading line which […]