A lot of design sites (mine included) focus on what to do after an image has been captured. This week I’ll focus on the art of photography, offering techniques that ensure the best image capture before bringing it into your design, because the truth is, Photoshop can not turn a bad image into a great one.
Start at the beginning. Relearn how to shoot (or teach someone else).
100 tutorials to take you from Beginner to Expert.
Put the camera down. Same approach works for all design work, too.
Know Your Camera
8 things you (don’t know) your camera can do.
Your camera’s meter can get the exposure wrong.
Controlling Depth of Field.
Colour photos from the Depression years. A beautiful archive of photos, love the saturation and deep contrast of these natural light portraits of America.
Photography of dolls. Funny and subversive.
I love Tina Hillier’s colour palette. The way she captures light and composes her subjects is so relaxing, yet still engaging and candid.
Ultimately your skill improves if you just shoot, anything and everything. Just like Girl With a Camera.
And I love this project. The photographer replaced the subjects’ eyes with his own.