One of the most common questions that new and amateur photographers often ask is “How to improve their photography skills?” Countless articles and books have been written on this topic, an in fact there’s so much info or advice on this topic that a new photographer might get lost in it.
Today, Sam Crawford is sharing 5 simple and most crucial tips that will help you to sharpen your photography skills.
This one is the easiest to handle. However, Sam has often seen many novice photographers struggling in this area and they have low understanding of their camera. You need to figure out what each setting in your camera means, how it affects your image, and how to use the different options of the camera. You must know the major camera settings thoroughly, how to set/change them, and what impact those settings will have on the final picture.
While reading those numerous tips and articles on the web, you may have read words like “Break the Rules!” so often that it has become a cliché. Don’t even think about breaking the rules of photography as they are guidelines for a reason – they mostly work and help you to capture some amazing images. If you really wish to ‘break’ anything, then you need to break the chains that are binding your creativity. You are allowed to be as creative as possible, but you must follow the basic rules of photography to achieve success.
While browsing through pictures on the web, in books, or magazines, take a couple of minutes to concentrate and study the images that get your attention and consider:
There is an old proverb that you may have heard before. “Write every day” – It’s about how to become a good writer. The same trick goes with photography, the more you practice your skills improve remarkably. Capture images and delete the unwanted ones later, but don’t forget to click as many images as possible.
By travelling often, you can find many new things that nature and urban life has to offer. Sam Crawford says that one of the greatest ways to find inspiration is by getting away from your home environment. You can go to a few photogenic destinations around the world, or simply drive to a different part of your town. It’s all about visiting new places to give your mind new ideas, so you can capture some beautiful pictures.
Let’s be honest, just buying a brand new DSLR camera and placing your good-looking friends in front of it won’t qualify as a fashion photo-shoot. Remember, planning and executing a fashion photography shoot takes more than that.
Fashion photography is a vast industry that requires skills and creativity to survive. Have a look at some amazing tips by Sam Crawford that will help you learn and understand the basics of fashion photography.
There’s just no limit when it comes to creativity! It’s a concept that goes beyond infinity! You can simply begin creating up your thoughts by getting inspired from almost anywhere. When you begin to see the tiniest things around your life, it will work wonderfully for your motivation and inspiration. This is crucial because it is the foundation before each shoot, especially in fashion photography. To create an idea that is strong and original is the key to move ahead and get the perfect frame in a fashion photo-shoot.
“It’s all about Teamwork” – You must have heard this a zillion times, yet it’s the right path to follow! Make your perfect squad. It’s not easy to find someone you’re comfortable to work with, and whenever you find someone like-minded, just hang with him/her and make a great working relationship with them. Get every team member equally involved as excellent chemistry eventually leads to the perfect photo-shoot. Get the whole team on the same page, whether it is vision for the photo-shoot or work ethics.
Choosing the right model is one of the most important aspects of any fashion photo-shoot. Find a model who fits perfectly into the concept or theme of your fashion shoot. No matter how weird it may sound, but you need to consider the height, personality, hair colour, eye shape, and skin tone of the model to ensure that he/she is right for your fashion concept. It would be an advantage if you build a healthy relationship with the model beforehand as this will enable you to create a comfortable shooting environment.
Indoors or outdoors? It’s essential to find a location beforehand, don’t wait till the day of photo-shoot to search for the location. When you decide to do the shoot in a studio, ensure that the surroundings have a positive impact on the working environment. An outdoor fashion shoot is even more difficult to execute. Always check the weather! Extreme sunlight and unexpected rain can ruin your day.
When it’s about fashion photography, wardrobe, hair and makeup of the model become more important than anything else. This is where your team can really jump in to save the day! Assign work to your team members, and make them responsible for arrangements of hair, makeup and wardrobe.
Lastly, always remember to have some fun & good times, just like Sam Crawford who believes that work should be done passionately with a pinch of fun!
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Photographer Sam Crawford has spent a number of years capturing captivating images of corporate events, weddings, portraits, children, pregnancy, architecture, landscape, pet and nature across Australia. He is a professional photographer holding a certificate in photography and ensures that he produces emotive images without creating any fuss or disruption.
Sam’s friendly approach makes you comfortable and at ease during the photo shoots. He can guarantee you a shot that will show your natural expression, character and confidence. The real difference is made by adding reportage/ documentary style photography, though portraiture and formal are still important aspects of photography.
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