10 Feb 2010 • 2,544 views
Hi folk, been a while since we posted any form of tutorial. We used to do quite a few of these back in the day i.e http://suby.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Colour_Casts_Tutorial/ & http://suby.shutterchance.com/photoblog/BLack_%A3%21%3Band%A3%21%3B_White_Tutorial_I/
Was looking for an image today and came across this image we took a few years ago and it just reminded us of something we see a lot of photographers struggle with.
A lot of full length images these days never seem to have the most important part of the image in clear focus. What part? THE FACE. We have zoomed into the face of the model to illustrate the sharpness and clarity of her face.
Understanding AF and MF (Autofocus & Manual Focus for those who don't speak "camera"), understanding aperture and shutterspeeds (these are actually not put on the camera for fun), understanding ISO and..... the list goes on. Basically one has to understand the tool before he/she expects to get the best out of that tool. For us, knowing the limitations of the tools we use is of the most importance, we know what situations to test and push whatever camera we have, sometimes we have to match the camera to the assignment.
We see a lot of images these days where the sharpest point on the person is regularly around the chest areas (sometimes it may be intentional but how many times do we really want to take an image of a person where the face is intended to be blurry?)
We live in an age where everything and every information is at our fingertip, or should we say "is at google" lol :) One does not necessary have to study REAL hard to understand the basic principles and laws of taking a good photograph. No it's not by taking a thousand snaps and hoping at least 1 image hits the mark, or thinking that the "gods" of photoshop are going to help you rescue the image. Its about taking the picture and getting it right 1st time. Some photographers like ourselves then enhance our images using many different photo editing softwares, while some like it naturale.
One thing does tend to stand out, a bad picture will always be a bad picture (although them photoshop "gods" are making it harder for this statement to be deemed correct as time goes by). So take the time to start UNDERSTANDING Photography, and then go forth and produce some stunning images that will make you love and want to do better.
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