On Sunday I went to Trina's scraobooking fund raiser for Christchurch. Such a gorgeous event - yummy food, gorgeous tables, fab raffle prizes and an awesome day.
Trina asked me if I would do a session on photography as part of it and I did a brief session on photography tips based on the word APPLES. If you have one or more of these elemetns in your photo then you are likely to have a fabulous photo.
Try to avoid subject square on and in the middle of the frame. Try
- Eye level
- Subject or photo on as angle
Don’t say ‘cheese’ or that’s what you will get!
Puffer Fish technique.
Get in close.
Make it personal.
Always be ready.
Consider your background.
Do something different.
Try different angles.
Capture natural reactions.
Patterns are everywhere. Look for them. Used effectively you will create a dynamic photo that attracts the eye to the main subject. Look for
- Breaking the pattern
Can be main subject or element of the photo.
Quantity of light is important but quality of light is what matters most. Soft light is best. Modify light by
- Diffuse it
- Move into the shade
- Reflect it
- Move it
- Fill-flash it
Tell a story with your photo. Photos that show and evoke emotions are very powerful.
Use your heart and not just your head to take the photo. Use
Simple ideas are stronger!
Be bold in your simplicity.
My challenge (to those who attended and anyone else who would like to join in) is to take a photo for each of the words. I would love to see what you come up with so please link your photos in the comments here. For those who work best with deadlines how about Monday 28th March. I'll be posting mine over the week.