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Viewpoint and Angle

Oct 01 2013 09:49 AM | admin in Photography Tips

The viewpoint and camera angle can have a dramatic effect on any photo. Before you go click keep looking through the viewfinder and try experimenting by moving around your subject to see what else may be included in the shot. Tilt the camera up to find a more interesting angle. Look up from the viewfinder to see if you can see another viewpoint or switch lenses or zoom in tight or go really wide to find a more creative angle.

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Framing Your Shot

Sep 14 2013 07:07 AM | admin in Photography Tips

Pro photographers use framing to increase impact, simplify the image and draw the viewers eye to the subject. There are many approaches to framing so always look for new things that you can use to do this. Doorways windows, archways are commonly used. But you can use less obvious but equally effective visual devices such as hair arms.

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André Cypriano

Sep 10 2013 11:58 AM | admin in Featured Photographers

Brazilian photographer André Cypriano's work documents traditional lifestyles and practices of societies from remote corners of the world. The peoples of Nias Island off Sumatra, dogs of Bali Candido Mendes penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro.

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Tom Hoops

Aug 19 2013 10:46 AM | admin in Featured Photographers

Freelance photographer presents some edgy portraiture. Nice and simple but highly effective web design gives the viewer a great view of Tom's work. Very nice.

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Adam Burton

Aug 10 2013 12:19 PM | admin in Featured Photographers

Adam Burton shoots rich, vibrant colour landscapes and moody seascapes from the south coast of England. Cornwall, Dartmoor, Devon, Dorset but also further a field Ireland, Argentina and Antarctica. A visual feast of landscape images.

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Use Patterns in Pictures

Jul 14 2013 07:56 AM | admin in Photography Tips

The presence of patterns in your images can add great impact and a sense of narrative and meaning. Looking for patterns in the world around us is a key skill for the artful photographer and once you train your brain to see them they become present in scenes you have looked at thousand times. Patterns can be simple repetition of shapes or colors or it may be the way light and shade interact as sunlight bends around an object.

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Pictures with Depth

Jun 30 2013 12:18 PM | admin in Photography Tips

In reality a photograph is a flat 2 dimensional but giving it perspective gives it structure and helps lead the eye. There a visual tricks you can use to achieve this. Linear perspective can be emphasized by converging lines which extend into the distance. Diminishing scale in use of things which get smaller the farther they are away. Aerial perspectives particularly with leading lines draw the eye into the image.

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