I have produced a 2015 Senior Portrait Guide you can read it, download it, or print it!
I have produced a 2015 Senior Portrait Guide you can read it, download it, or print it by clicking the link with in this sentence or by copy and pasting the url below.
Other Photography guides and Guides to my products and art will be up and available soon, please check back often. If you have any questions or comments, let me know.
The above link is to a wonderful blog entry on Bloglovin about composition – two main things that are most important when taking a photo, in no particular order:
1. Composition and 2. Lighting
1. Lighting and 2. Composition
Keep those two things in mind when forming your photograph in your mind and your photography no matter what you are shooting with will improve drastically.
Should the light be behind the subject or should the light be behind the photographer? – Where should the light be when taking photographs? Always think while visualizing you photograph, visualize where is the light, where should the light be with in this photograph, to get the effect I want to get.
2. By definition, composition is purposeful arrangement of elements.
Learning to compose your photos can dramatically improve your photographs even when using your cell phone, point and shoot camera, DSLR, or whatever camera you have.
When you start to take a picture, everything you see in your viewfinder should serve a purpose. Moving subject or camera to find a different angle, framing your image differently in the viewfinder, or what ever to get the right composition.
One of the most basic principles in any visual art, not just photography, is, the rule of thirds.
Imagine there are tic-tac-toe lines over your image. Two lines horizontally, and vertically so the image is divided into thirds horizontally and vertically.
The general rule is that the important objects, subjects or elements should be placed where the lines intersect or along the lines, in other words not dead center of the photo.
If it’s a portrait, the person’s head should not be in the middle of the image. The person’s eyes should be on or slightly above the top horizontal line.
The purpose of using the rule of thirds is to balance the image, and make it pleasing to the eyes.
If you’re starting out, your tendency might be to place your subject in the center because that’s where the camera’s focus point is. But since you just learned that you should off-center subjects, you should now move the focus point to any of the off-centered ones.
There’s an easy way to move your focus point around. Each camera has a different way of moving the focus point, so as I teach, always – always – always, read your manual and get to know your camera.
Also remember a very important fact, those focus points on your camera are not placed according to the rule of thirds. So, you will still have to figure this out in your mind while compromising your photograph with this technique. One of the focus compromising techniques you can use is to focus on the part you want focused, keep the shutter button half pressed, then compose and frame how you want your image to be.
A professor in college said to me: “You need to know the rules, to be able to break them.” So, remember this when you are striving for technical perfection, and remember that following rules too strictly can lead to producing boring images. You need to add some of your own personality into each and ever photograph.
Until next time keep taking those photographs, get to know your camera, be welling to play, and know your camera
Trinton “TrinityHawk” Garrett
Protect yourself and your “refund” – make sure your photography contract is written properly, or have a lawyer write it up and make sure the area that states “non-refundable” refund is written properly or you could find yourself having to refund the money. – Non-refundable deposit myth (by Jeff Guyer)
Shooting Details to Tell a Visual Story from the blog Digital Photography School » Photography Tips and Tutorials
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Have you ever watched those home shows where they have bought a dilapidated house and turned it into a show piece? It is certainly fascinating to watch. However, what if one of those houses has former ghost inhabitants that just do not want to leave?
Author Michael Phillip Cash’s newest book, The Flip is all about a house flip going terribly wrong.
“Julie and Brad Evans are house flippers. They buy low, clean out the old occupants junk, and try to make a profit. Enter Hemmings House on Bedlam Street in scenic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Too good a deal to pass up, but with an ominous secret. The old Victorian Mansion has dwellers that do not want to be dispossessed. As the house reveals it’s past, will the couples marriage survive The Flip?”
I read this book already and I can tell you myself that it is a fantastic book that will keep you at the edge of your set. This isn’t my normal genre but I love house flipping shows, and I have read a couple of Michael Phillip Cash’s other books, so I decided to give it a try and I am really glad I did! I couldn’t book this book down. Every time I thought I had the story line figured out I was wrong. Even at the end there was a twist that caught me by surprise!
Just in time for Memorial Day weekend and looking toward the Summer, Michael Phillip Cash wants to introduce The Flip to the world at large. The author is generously giving a great and fun prize pack that will set the winner up right for Summer fun in the sun.
One winner will receive all of the following:
*A copy of his book, The Flip
*A screen printed beach towel
*A bottle of sunscreen
*A tote to hold it all
*$100 Paypal cash
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Where you can find Michael Phillip Cash:
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The giveaway will be from May 25, 2014 at 12 AM MST-June 9, 2014 12 AM MST
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