These tricks by professional photographer Luca De Massis will extremely enhance your next photo-shoot
All the photographers and artists out there must be aware of how hard we all need to work to hit all the creative walls. There is no silver bullet in making a professional photo-shoot.
Sometimes we over complicate problems like, looking for a trick that will give us a creative perspective. Undoubtedly, photography takes years of practice.
However, here is a collection of tricks that will dramatically improve your photography and develop your creative eye without much effort.
Interesting these tips are shared by Luca De Massis, a modern-day visual artist and photographer, who vividly captures moments through photos while preserving their authenticity. Known for his extraordinary pieces in the realms of fashion and cinematography, the Italian photographer has always brought out the glory of Italian art wherever he went.
Here are top seven tips that will extremely enhance your next photo-shoot:-
- Look for light
Light is everything in photography. It is the fastest way to make a photo look more professional. Now the question is how to make lighting look more interesting? First of all, it’s quite different from what we normally see. Secondly, it highlights the subject and presents it in a better way.
There are many ways to make a portrait photo have more interesting lighting. Look for sun beams and breaks, reflections, shadows, natural light and artificial light. You must pay attention on how light interacts with the environment.
- Embrace shadow
Shadow is the wonderful side effect of light. It is as valuable as light and gives depth and shape to objects. For this, you can simply place your subject in the shade, in order to put even lighting on their face. Also, you may turn their back to the sun so that hard shadows don’t interfere across the face.
It would be better to perform photo-shoot either at very early morning or at sunrise or late in the evening at sunset. Also try to get rid of the unnecessary clutter so that the entire viewer’s attention would be placed on the action itself.
- Avoid aberration
An aberration in photography is something that doesn’t belong in the picture. It distracts the viewer from enjoying the subject. Aberrations are commonly seen around the edges of the frame. It is advisable to scrutinize the corners, sides, top and bottom of your frame.
- Unique Perspective
We see the world from eye level, and mostly our eyes are roughly at the same height. But, that doesn’t mean that you constantly perform photo-shoot from the same altitude as your eyes. If you look at professional photos, they are very often taken from non-obvious spot. Therefore, you must experiment with different camera angles that you may not have tried before. You will be amazed at how shooting from your knees, or a high ground, will transform your image completely. A fresh perspective can almost give you that creative boost you are looking for.
- Creative Composition
Composition should be done meticulously as it can make a tremendous difference. Study carefully the rules and observe composition in other images to help you feel what works best. Then, try to use your observations to your advantage. Be deliberate about your composition if time allows.
- Digital Styling
While some of you might not be very fond of Instagram filters, but you cannot deny the fact that a photo looks much more trendy and creative when a filter is applied to it. This is what digital styling is all about. It is nothing but enhancing your photograph using digital tools and techniques.Digital styling is applied in Photoshop and Lightroom and allows the photographer to creatively alter the colours, contrast, and exposure.
- Discover the Golden Ratio
Golden Ratio is also known as the Divine Proportion, the Fibonacci Rule or the Rule of Phi. The ratio is believed to make things appealing to human eye. It is basically the “Rule of Thirds” on steroids, according to which, an image is divided evenly into thirds, both horizontally and vertically. Consequently, the subject of the image is placed at the intersection of those dividing lines resulting in achieving the perfect golden ratio which enhances the image.