Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Photographer's Eye - Part II

This is Part II of a two-part post on The Photographer's Eye. Click here to read Part I.

As a photographer, you see the world differently than a non-photographer. That's kinda cool.

You look at the world around you, as opposed to someone who just sees the world - which is akin to listening to music as opposed to hearing music. Big difference.

And speaking of the photographer's vision, here are some things to think about.

Above: Look for elements you - or viewers of your photographs - may recognize. Do you see the heart in the water under the pier.

Above: Always envision the end result in the digital darkroom – as I did when I photographed these emperor penguins in Antarctica. 

Above: Look for shadows in a scene. Shadows are the soul of the photograph.

Above: Get inspired by looking at the work of master painters, as I did when I saw the painting - Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer.

Above: See the light - the contrast range in a scene, as well as the direction, color and quality of light. It's all about light.

Above: Know when to shoot HDR - when the contrast range is extreme.

The image above was created with Photomatix. You can save 15% when you order Photomatix by using this code: ricksammon. 

If you would like to join other photographers who enjoy seeing and picturing their world, join one of my workshops. We see and shoot all day long. I can also show you some Photoshop and Lightroom enhancements.

Explore the light,

P.S. If you can't make a workshop, my app, Rick Sammon's 24/7 Photo Buffet, has many examples of seeing.

1 comment:

Photographers Limerick said...

Photographer looks into everything with different vision.He tries to find somewhat different in each image.you can also take training on photography and can see world with different sight.