Through My Eyes

Updated: Mar 3, 2019



As a result of the positive feedback I received from the photos in last week's blog (thank you to everyone who reached out), I decided to do a follow up post!


First, if you haven't checked out last week's blog, click here.


This post is about some of the techniques I use to come away with photos that'll stand out from the rest and have you falling in love.


1) ANGLES


Get out of the habit of bringing your camera to eye level and just snapping away. Go high (maybe jump?), get low, move to the left, right, whatever you have to do, switch it up. Angles tell different stories. For example, if you're shooting a person from a low angle, or drop down to a "worm's eye view", this will make your subject appear larger and in power.



2) TAKE RISKS


Step out of your comfort zone, climb a cliff, or maybe ignore that "No Trespassing" sign. Breaking boundaries will help you get photos no one else has taken. If a photo requires you to step out of your comfort zone, chances are it will be rewarding. But hey, if you get caught, it wasn't me who told you so 🤷‍♂️.


3) AUTOMATIC-MANUAL


All photographers can agree that it's necessary to shoot with a purpose. But what if you just can't get the photo you want after playing with multiple aperture, shutter speed, ISO combinations? Toggle back to your camera's automatic mode and take a photo. Check the outcome's settings and adjust yours accordingly.


2nd photo: ISO 100 18mm f/14 1/100 sec 1st photo: ISO 100 18mm f/14 1/50 sec