What do you want?

Memories

Hi, I wanted to ask my subscribers what they like best. Do you like straight up photos, do you prefer art, do you like digital compositions. I would love you to answer and I will give you some examples to chose from. Which of the two below would you want if you were purchasing an image? Please reply in the comments or email me. I really value your feedback.

New books available

I hope you are all having a great weekend. it is a long weekend in Western Australia so we are having a relaxing few days. I have just released my new book on Composition. It is the sixth in hte series “Quick Tips from a Pro Photographer”. They are available as ebooks or paperback. Just go to amazon and type in Quick Tips from a Pro Photographer and it will bring up all the books in the series so far. Composition Continue reading New books available

Less Known Composition Rules, Notan

Well I have covered the main composition rules for photography, but there are three more which are often forgotten. The first is Notan What is Notan? Notan is said to be negative and positive space. Light and dark working together to create a whole, the yin and yang of a high contrast image. A lot of the time with HDR images the creating on Notan is forgotten as we open up the shadows and loose the true negative space in Continue reading Less Known Composition Rules, Notan

Rules of Composition – Part two

In this post we will cover more of the rules of composition. Many people think the ratio’s including Rule of Thirds are the end of the composition guidelines, but they are only one aspect. These are some of the others: Rule of Odds, leaving space, colour,texture, patterns (including symmetry), viewpoint, depth of field, orientation, Framing, leading lines, balance, simplify, background, focal depth, angles and take time. I will cover some in this post and the rest in Part three. First, Continue reading Rules of Composition – Part two

Aspect Ratio – Photography Rules of Composition

I have recently been asked to explain the different rules of composition, so I thought I would do it here so it is available for everyone. When we talk about rules of composition in photography we most naturally think of the rule of thirds, but there is actually a few others too, the golden ration,the spiral, diagonals and the triangle. To explain these I will show you images with these rules applied, but before that I need to explain, the Continue reading Aspect Ratio – Photography Rules of Composition

How To Shoot Photos That Sell

Most photographers never really get around to it, but there’s no denying, the more time you put into identifying the markets for you work and researching their specific needs, more saleable your work is going to be. There’s no big secret there: the best marketers in any field are those who identify a market, research it and create a product that their new customers simply have to have. The good news is it’s quite straightforward to apply that approach to Continue reading How To Shoot Photos That Sell