Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, submitting your work to competitions can help you take your photography to the next level.
However, when it comes to photography, we can actually tell a great story with just two elements: the characters and the setting. Since our medium is a visual one, each image we create needs to have those two key integral components and the audience does the rest.
When I’m planning a shoot and I’ve decided it would make a good black & white image, I start thinking about the background colors and wardrobe that will affect the final product.
There are a lot more advanced techniques that will produce greater results, but everything I’ve explained here will get you off to a great start. I’ve seen photographers with the most expensive equipment take Milky Way images that were “meh” and others with starter cameras create mind-blowing images. The key takeaway here is that your imagination and planning will produce better images than advanced techniques and expensive gear. Keep it simple. Stick to the basics and plan your shots.
7 things I wish I knew before becoming a professional photographer
Having the right gear as a wedding photographer is crucial to getting the right results. In this video, Sal Cincotta, Canon Explorer of Light and Profoto Legend of Light, will walk you through the lenses he chooses for his wedding day coverage.
As photographers, taking sharp images is crucial to the final results. In this video, professional photographer, Sal Cincotta, shows you three how-to photography tips that will instantly show you how to create better and sharper photos. By avoiding these 3 common photography mistakes, you will instantly improve your photography and start taking sharper images.