“Reviewing a student’s work recently one thing quickly presented itself – everything was in focus. The main subject and the secondary elements were all sharp, which pulled my eyes from the delicious primary focal element. And that was problematic.
In this month’s Exposed Photo Newsletter we explore the idea that less is lovely, simplicity scores, and fine photos favour finite focal points!”
I met with two students recently whose goals were to take better photos. “Like these!” they exclaimed as they showed me spectacular photos from a variety of websites. “How do I get photos like those?” they asked.
It takes time and patience.
In this edition of Exposed! we look at the difference between Holiday Snapshots and Stunning Masterpeices.
It’s time for our annual gift buying suggestions and this year we went straight to our readers to ask what YOU wanted for Christmas! So, if you have gifts to buy for the photographer on your list read our photo gift suggestions!
We are also excited to be helping the dogs and cats at the Aylmer SPCA again – we are donating our photo services on Sunday, December 11th from 11:30-4pm so YOU can have a photo taken of Fido and Santa. This is an important fundraiser for our furry friends!
“I want to learn everything about photography in the next three weeks,” declared a mom who wanted to take a photo course to help her start a maternity and young family photo business before her kids finished school for the summer.
That’s a tall request!
With digital photography and camera manufacturers selling “easy!” to attract buyers, more people are expecting to produce award-winning photos right away.
But camera companies don’t promote the patience needed to produce stunning imagery.
I see lots of photos with beautiful subjects murdered by bad backgrounds. The foreground is exposed well, composed well, vibrant and caught at just the right moment but the background kills the photo and any chance of fame, fortune and bragging rights.