Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Like painting, background and foreground allows the viewer to see depth in the picture. Photos like this has you first focus on the foreground, (aka the big yellow blossom) then slowly look farther back. Make sure the most detail and focus is on the foreground. Like real life, viewers should see the foreground the sharpest and the background should seem slightly faded.
This style of photography is tricky to set up, but works great at the right angle. The picture really says it all, it naturally draws the eye to the center. Take note that, if you can, try to make the center focus lighter than the frame for the full effect.
A simple way to capture a good photo of flowers is to layer the photo so that the flowers line up and directs the viewer all around the photo. To do that, find a bud that looks especially photogenic, like the big pink rose, then find an angle where some others flowers can be seen somewhat in order in the background. A bit of skill in saturation and the flowers just pop.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Its Springtime! And springtime for most crafters means redecorating. I've noticed my room seemed a bit dull, so I found a cheap easy way to brighten it up, from Pinterest of course! I went to Lowe's and found some paint samples in the shape of flags, even with a hole in one of the top corners, and brought them home. One hole punch and an bit of threading through and done! One cute banner to hang anywhere!
As you may be able to tell from this close-up, there is a little bit of text on the flags, but they are small hand hard to notice. Still, it helps complement the colors of your room and really pops against a dull white wall.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Silhouettes are always fun to do when in a group. Everyone can take turns being king-of-the-rock while everyone else cheers them on. If they are standing, try to have the camera level with the subject so that their silhouette doesn't seem warped in the light. If they are sitting, try fixing the lens so that you are looking up at them, don't worry if you have to squat to do so! As for the editing, try adding some more color to the image.
Photographing people is all about the timing, especially when kids are involved. Because of the many aspects that can effect the photo, I find it a good idea to take multiple pictures in a row, and hopefully, you can get at least one good photo of your fidgety subject.