As so many new camera owners are starting out with photography in the new year I thought I’d compile a list of photography tips and techniques that new camera owners might like to work through in the coming weeks.
Month: December 2010
Here’s a photo of my son kicking a soccer ball at a local field. Although he’s technically the subject, the sky that day was such that I wanted it to be included into the composition. Using a wide angel lens provided the ability to capture him and much of the sky in the background. The overall effect enhances the main subject in this image.
Photographer James Brandon goes over advanced tips beyond holding your camera properly to help you nail focus on your shots and drastically increase your success rate of capturing key moments.
Keeping the composition simple allows the viewers eyes to go right to the main subject and keeps the view from being distracted by a “cluttered” photo. Since the scene was devoid of interesting colors, black and white conversion worked well with this composition. By following the “Rule of Thirds” and offsetting the tree, It appears that the tree is in a barren landscape and the viewer feels a sense of vastness in the image.