Monthly Archives April 2012
April 24, 2012 Art Photography
The term fine art photography is probably a new term but it is so often heard now that it is a category by itself under the art of photography. Some people may, of course, be confused by the term ‘fine art’ being combined with ‘photography’. Since photography is an art form by itself, it is actually quite natural to combine it and come out with a fine art category.
Fine art, as we all know, is a form of art that showcases the artist’s skills in his or her masterpieces. Now, in this type of photography, instead of using brush and paint and canvas, the artist uses modern equipment, the camera, to express his creativity and piece of art. Thus, the artist cum photographer creates a masterpiece using light, camera, lens and digital photo editing.
Yes, this category of photography doesn’t merely mean the artist capturing pictures using his camera. Rather, the artist will capture images in a creative manner and further enhance his images using skillful photo editing. The image will be edited, or ‘painted’ using the computer, in such a way that it ended up as a beautiful piece of art instead of just a plain photograph.
Some photographers may scoff at this category o...Read More
April 19, 2012 Professional Photographer
Professional photography is far different from taking pictures on your own. Not only does it take a certain skill to be an expert in photography, but the quality of materials a professional uses are going to be not notch. What makes a photographer so useful to consumers? Think about all the handy services they offer to families, business owners, and personal use. Here are just a few of the highlighted services you will find in a professional photographer.
1. Business owners may use them for taking pictures of their products. For example, restaurant owners need pictures of their dishes, clothing stores need pictures of their new styles and looks, product owners need pictures of their new merchandise. These pictures can then be used on your website, in pamphlets or flyers, in your store, magazines, and more.
2. Actors and actresses always use professional photography services. They are almost always asked to bring a headshot with them to an audition. The head shots should be current and this is where building a relationship with a professional photographer can really come in handy.Read More
April 12, 2012 Photography News
What photography means to you may differ with a lot of individuals. Majority of the people may feel that it is a simple way of recording the events in their lives and their loved ones. While to the lesser group of people, photography may be an art to them, a hobby, and a job to fulfill, or even a passion.
Photography is a wonderful technology which will benefit everybody, including amateurs. It provide us with the opportunity to view the scenery of places that we have not been before; it allows us to capture things that move so fast that even our eyes cannot see; it enable us to see the imagination of the artists. It is an enjoyable experience to view the well taken photographs in books and magazines, and photography is the hobby and passion of many people. Majority of these people took up photography because of their passions. The top photographers in animals like birds started in photography because they wanted to record their passion in the research of birds. Many top sport photographers became where they were because of their passion in sports. The greatest travel photographers have a passion in traveling. Whatever it is, you can try to combine your special interest with photographer and what you may become is what photography means to you.Read More
April 4, 2012 Photography Awards / Competitions
Like many of you, I have entered my fair share of photography contests before. I have even won a few awards. Now that I have a website that sponsors its own photo contest, I guess you could say I have a new perspective. Having judged photos for over 4 years, I now feel qualified to share some insight as to what those people who judge photos are looking for.
Have a dominate subject or theme…that doesn’t mean it HAS to be a single subject all by itself, but if you have to guess what the subject is… that’s not a good sign. Don’t get me wrong; there can be multiple elements in a single photo and still be effective, but there has to be something specific to keep your attention.
The Simpler the Background the Better… that doesn’t mean the background HAS to be so soft focus that you see nothing else, but do NOT let unwanted details pull your attention away from the subject. Robert Capa once said, “If you’re pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” This may sound extreme, but if there is no background, obviously it can not distract.
Lines and Shapes Must Support the Subject… too often and lines or shap...Read More