Monday, January 2, 2012

Thought Of The Day: Great Photography Advice

Some great photography advice:

"If you’ve got the iPhone in your pocket, you’ve got a camera," advises street photographer Greg Schmigel.

"Don't get too caught up with how many megapixels your camera must have," iPhone photographer Aik Beng Chia said. "At the end of the day, it's just a tool and what really matters most is your eye. How you capture your shot depends on your eye."

"Figure out what you're passionate about, what's original about your vision," suggests photojournal/wedding photographers Kitty and Craig Fritz. "And go full steam ahead!"

"You've got to find the style of work that inspires you," says commercial photographer James Quantz Jr. "Whether it's photography, retouching or digging a ditch, if you're not inspired you will never find the drive to put in the hours it takes to be successful."

"Look at pictures of the greatest photographers and try to understand why they affect you the way they do," fashion photographer Waldemar Hansson suggests. "Is it the light? The directing? The location? The colors? The model? The clothes? Whatever it is, be aware!"

"Don't be afraid to experiment," renown wedding photographer Jason Lee said. "Take notes. When you have an idea, jot it down somewhere for later."

"Very simply, once you have composed a scene in your viewfinder do one final visual sweep of the edges of the frame before depressing the shutter button," advices renown nature/outdoor photographer Bret Edge. "You're looking for little distractions. It might be a branch intruding into the frame, a bright spot in a corner or even the foot of your tripod creeping into the bottom of your composition. This will also force you to slow down and spend more time crafting a deliberate composition."

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