Archive for July, 2011
Here are five ways you can instantly improve your photography by making little changes to your camera and the way you snap.
- Don’t photograph people eating. Nobody looks attractive while they’re scoffing their face or have half a plate of seafood in front of them.
- Play around with Aperture priority. By shooting at f2, your images naturally improve by the background or foreground being completely out of focus. Have a look at this flickr group to see what I mean by f2.
- Save your images in the highest resolution possible. Yes, you might have to read your user manual to find out how to do that, but your images will thank you in five years time. We have images that we took on digital in 2002 that are tiny files, but at the time, they were cutting edge. Expect the same and don’t just stick to the automatic JPEG size.
- Stand closer to the subject, then get closer. It will only improve the image. You’re never as close as you think you are. Unless you hit them in the head with your lens. Then say sorry.
- Turn off auto flash. Most modern cameras can deal with the mild darkness and will automatically pump up their ISO (light sensitivity). You’ll know pretty fast if your camera is capable of this or not by looking at your LCD screen.
David Silva recently photographed 70 people in one day. Give the man a high five the next time you see him.
After a double shot espresso and a kebab for lunch, he was looking a bit ill but he powered through and was back in the office by 4:30pm.
He’s now editing the portraits. Go, David, go!
“Creative agency March One has used the over-sized moustaches of the owners of Sydney German restaurant Stuyvesant’s in a direct marketing campaign celebrating 50 years in the city.
The DL flyer, which features a cardboard moustache that pokes out the front of a letterbox, includes an offer for the restaurant along with a German recipe.” – Mumbrella (Australia’s media and marketing umbrella website)
For those of you that have recently purchased a digital slr, this is a great infograph that you can print out and keep in your wallet for when you’re feeling creative. If you’re thinking about buying a beautiful, bulky DSLR camera and don’t know where to start, this article should help.
Miguel Yatco, the photographer that created this graph told My Modern Met “The main reason I made this infographic was so that I could help beginners get a better idea of how the manual mode of a camera works, although it takes awhile to get used to, this infographic will hopefully give you a smoother transition from auto to manual.”
Let us know how you go!
Alice Springs was my first stop after moving from Belgium.
It is a fantastic place to be, but my love for surfing didn’t keep me there.
The image of the bull rider is © News Ltd.
Pieter has been a part of Studio Commercial for just over a month now.
You’ll come across this towering Belgium during a range of photo shoots. Interestingly enough, Pieter started off as a Physical Education teacher in Belgium. He’s been soaking the Australian sun rays since 2008.