Seeing the image is one of the most difficult aspects of photography. You only require your eyes and legs to learn this skill, but it is the one that takes the longest time to master.
We are due to launch our first workshop in the 'Seeing' phase of the photographic process in autumn 2017. The workshop will be free to members and take place at our training centre in Little Brington.
In this workshop we look at the key elements you need to create better images: the subject, viewpoint, composition, lighting, colour/tone and timing. We will teach you these topics using a mixture of member's images and those of some of the masters of photography.
This channel is brought to you by Ted Forbes, who has been uploading photography videos for several years.
A humanitarian photographer and an excellent teacher, David DuChemin has is own You Tube Channel, 'Vision is Better', where he focuses on photography rather than gear.
Author of the book, 'Chasing the Light', Ibarionex Perello has a regular podcast on You Tube which showcases interviews with leading photographers.
This episode begins our mini-series on composition techniques. In this video series, I'm going to take a compositional technique and explore it. In addition we will look at images that exploit the technique and finally I'll leave you with an assignment exercise so you can start to work the technique being discussed into your own work.
In this video we'll look at techniques for creating interest with shape. I think of shape as faling into 7 different categories of treatments. These include: Cropping Scale Fragmentation Focus Lighting Metaphor Shapes are typically defined by line - particularly line as boundary.
Using the techniques here are ways of creating interesting compositions by making your own decisions on how to display to the visual subject and information.
In this episode, we take a look at some compositional principals of photography and discuss the rule of thirds and how its used.
Composition part two - an extension of the Rule of Thirds. In this episode we'll look at application of the golden section in composition and explore some of the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Continuing on in our composition series, in this video we will talk about a technique found in photography called sub-framing. Sub-framing is simply taking an object or subject in your image and framing it with lines within the composition, thus having a picture in a picture.
This is a nice way to place emphasis on something in the composition and is particularly effective when an object is small and surrounded by detail.
Colour plays a unique roll in photography when its used effectively. In the early days of photography, images were rendered in monochrome. Today we have the unique advantage of unlimited possibilities with technology to do almost anything we can imagine, but the challenge of colour still remains. Color is most effective when it plays an important roll in the image.
This week David talks about visual mass, or the way elements pull the eye, and how that can improve your compositions and post-processing.
Want to photograph people but you’re not an extrovert? David’s got the solution, but it’s not as easy as you think. David also talks about model releases.
Part two of David’s candid discussion about photographing people includes three things you definitely don’t need to make better portraits, and three things you can’t do without.
In this week's video, Ibarionex talks about the relationship between fear and street portraiture. He discusses how the practice of the street portrait, can help a photographer get past anxiety and fear of photographing strangers. It can also help them to make informed choices regarding lighting, composition and allow them the freedom to fully engage with the subject.
In this week's video, Ibarionex talks about his process of evaluating a scene for light, setting and gesture. By paying attention to these qualities of a scene, he begins to build his compositions, increasing the likelihood of producing an excellent photograph. He describes how analyzing a scene in this way becomes a repeatable process that can improve your success rate.
This is my no-nonsense, totally opinionated, feel-free-to-ignore-it Guide to Three Things You Can Do Right Now to Learn to Make Better Photographs. Seriously, these are 3 easily actionable things that you can do to learn how to make stronger images. Or you can take the long road and look for more tips and tricks.