Once you master the technical aspects of photography the other ingredients also needed to produce good images are time and patience. Often, I have had to shoot the same subject at the same location on two separate occasions because of lighting or a missing element in the image. Although frustrating , persistence will prevail. This image of the water drop took over 200 tries and over two and a half hours of time before I was satisfied with this final shot.
Month: February 2011
Vivian Maier was a full time nanny and recreational street photographer from Chicago from the 1950’s- 1990’s. Thousands of her negatives and undeveloped rolls of film was recently discovered at an auction. Never before published, her images were found to be quite amazing.
When shooting outdoors consider early morning or late afternoon. The light at these times of the day tend to be warmer with more attractive colors. Mid day light is harsh and washes out color in your photo.
Overcast days are good for portraits and macro photography since we tend to leave the sky out of the image. An overcast day diffuses the light to give the subject good lighting without the harsh shadows produced by the mid day sun. If you have to shoot mid day consider using your flash outdoors to fill in those shadows.