There are a lot of technical details that need to be understood and mastered if you want to become a good photographer. There’s stuff relating to lighting and white balance, there’s the exposure triangle of aperture, shutter speed and ISO, there’s equipment and lens specifics, focal length and lens speed…
It can take some doing to get a handle on all of the technical knowledge that’s need to consistently capture a good image.
A technically correct photo isn’t necessarily an engaging one. We’ve all see images like this. The lighting, exposure and focusing are all spot on. But there’s still something missing.
In photography, good composition is the last ingredient, the one that can move an image beyond technically correct and make it a photo that is dynamic, compelling and visually satisfying.
It’s a long video–just over 2 hours–but well worth the time. I think you’ll enjoy it! Check it out:
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With just a few days until Christmas, it seems the right time to talk about Christmas and Holiday photography.
Here are a few tips:
Get ready! Be sure to be ready for lots of picture-taking. That means having your camera gear packed up and ready to go, if you will be on the road, or just ready and waiting for you if you’ll be staying home...
If you've ever spent time scrolling through your Lightroom catalog looking for images of particular people, you know how frustrating it can be.
But Lightroom can help with that.
It's that time of year again! Time for holiday fun and family gatherings.
And it's a great time to capture your family in a group portrait.
Here are some tips for shooting a great group photo: