Try this as an exercise. You’ve got three minutes. Describe your image and give me some idea of what motivated you. Intimidating? Impossible? Here’s how.
Level horizons are really just the tip of a critical iceberg. Here’s why you should consider going straight.
This year, a new camera has changed the way I take pictures. I’ll not break the habit of a lifetime – this won’t be a camera review – so this is all about how you see.
Its the middle the day in the middle of summer. The sun’s shining and you’re out with a bunch of friends intent on taking some photographs. And the light’s dreadful. What to do?
Finding someone else to help with editing our pictures and choose our collections can prove useful. It works in other fields; why not photography too?
I feel like something of a scratched record about this, banging on about photographic intentions yet again. But it’s important.
We all take disappointing pictures at times. To get out of the habit, we have to learn to see in a different, more conscious way.
In this article I describe some of the aesthetic decisions I made when processing a raw image file to get to picture of Berwick Pier.
Surprisingly perhaps, you can improve your own pictures by learning how to critique other peoples’ images. Being specific about, and putting into words, what you do and don’t like will help when you come to create your own images.
Do you need to tell people what your photograph is about? As ever it all depends on circumstances – what does your audience need to make the most of your images?