Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, November 15, 2010
- Close One Eye
- Don't move as you look through one eye. If you do this while walking, your brain will still figure it out and piece it back together as 3D.
- Stop, hold still, close one eye, hold out your hands to make a rectangle, and that's, at best, how your photo might look.
- Never Imitate
- Screw convention. It's the fastest way to boring images. Don't ever try to shoot anything based on what you think might play well in a contest or might be something other people might like.
- Lighting is the most important technical issue in photography. Pro photographers pay close attention to it, while hobbyists sadly ignore it.
- For our purposes here, lighting is the biggest contributor to light and dark, to colors, and to shapes and lines.
- The direction of light and shadow defines our lines and shapes
- You Can't Go Back
- As you learn to be more observant, the more you'll realize how nothing stays the same, even for a minute.
- Warm colors, red, orange and yellow, appear to move forward towards the viewer. Our eyes are attracted to them first.
-Cool colors, greens, blues and violets, recede away from the viewer.
-An easy way to make your image three-dimensional is to have an orange object in front of a blue background. Movies do this all the time.