Creative Photography Exercises to Improve Your Photos

Creative Photography Exercises to Improve Your Photos

Using creative photography exercises can help you improve your photos, much like drills help athletes react better in their sport. The idea is to train your mind to react without stopping to think. Your abilities increase because of the experience you create. In this episode, we’ll teach you how to improve your vision and see…

Create an Unexpected Composition

Create an Unexpected Composition

What does it mean to create an unexpected composition? I guess that depends upon your own definition of the ultimate goal of photography. Are we here merely to document a person, place, or thing? That’s fine for mugshots, but I tend to prefer having some kind of artistic intent with my photos. If you’ve followed…

How to Use Rhythm and Proportion in Photography

How to Use Rhythm and Proportion in Photography

Adding rhythm and proportion in photography allows you to create compelling compositions that attract attention. Proportion is about the relationship of size and space between different objects. If you’re taking a portrait, you probably don’t want to cause unwanted distortion on your subject, making them look too tall, too short, too wide or just plain weird. Yet you can use distorted proportion for an exaggerated effect.

Why It’s So Important to have Contrast in Photography

Why It’s So Important to have Contrast in Photography

When you think of contrast in photography, you most likely think of tonal contrast – the difference between dark tones and light tones. Perhaps that’s because it’s one of the easiest types of contrast to conceive. You can easily spot contrast, particularly in monochrome images. Software products celebrate contrast with it’s own slider or some…

How to Choose the Right Subject for Your Photo

How to Choose the Right Subject for Your Photo

Is it really important to choose the right subject for your photo? After all, I’ve said before that the subject almost doesn’t matter if you have good lighting and a great background. You could almost replace one subject with another and still create a great photo. Of course, our subjects are the entire reason we…