Here’s a great little vignette with Gregory Heisler talking about the things it takes to get genuine expressions on portrait subjects.
In this video from the Google+ Photographers’ Conference, Scott Kelby shakes up some of the traditional instruction of teaching photographic composition. It’s a rather long video; however, Scott Kelby is a great teacher and this session is worth a listen. I hit play and planned on catching a few minutes of it, but Scott sucked me in and I stuck around for the duration.
The expectations in quality and artistry for wedding photographers have increased over the years with the influx of competition and increase in overall pricing. Not only are they expected to capture each moment and deliver great portraits, but they’re also expected to bring a high level of creativity under time constraints and less-than ideal lighting conditions. Unique, diverse compositions are a cornerstone to delivering work in-line with these high expectations.
The following article goes over common compositions in wedding photography. They should not be thought of in terms of rules, as rules are generally restricting. These compositions should instead be thought of as guides to help you expand your repertoire of shots and serve as a baseline from which you apply your own vision and creativity. [Read more…]