මංගල ඡායාරූපශිපියෙක් තෝරා ගැනීමට පෙර මේ ගැනත් සිතන්න

26 Apr 2018 | 207 reads

මංගල ඡායාරූපකරණය..

මම ගොඩක් තැන්වල ගොඩක් වෙලාවට දකිනව..
වෙඩින් ඇල්බමය සහිත පැකේජයම ඉතා අඩු මිලට කරල දෙනව කියල දාල තියෙනව.
ඒ මිල 25000-65000 දක්වා ස්ටෝරි ඇල්බම සමග කරන බව සඳහන් වෙනව.
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ඔබ හිතපු නැති දේවල් ටිකක් ලියන්නම්..
මා දන්න තරමින්..
සාමාන්‍යයෙන් වෙඩින් එකක් භාර ගනිද්දි එක දින හෝ දින දෙකම වෙන්න පුලුවන්. ෆ්‍රී ශුට් එක, එන්ගේජ්මන්ට් එක ඕකට ඇඩ් වෙන්නත් පුලුවන්.
මේ ඔක්කොම හරි කියමුකෝ..
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අපි එයාලට දෙන්න ඕනෙ එන්ලාජ්මන්ට් ගාන, ඒවාගේ ප්‍රමාණය, ෆ්‍රේම් එක්කද නැත්ද යන වග, තෑන්ක්යූ කාඩ් ගණන සහ ප්‍රමාණය, ට්‍රාන්ස්පෝට්(ලොකේෂන් වලට සහ මංගල උත්සවය පැවැත්වෙන තැනට, උත්සවේ හොටෙල් එකක තිබිල බාරදීම ගෙදරක නම් කරන්නෙ ඒ දුර සහ ට්‍රාන්ස්පෝට්,
මේ හැම දේම ගැන හිතන්න ඕනෙ නේද?
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එතනින් එහාට,
තෑන්ක් කාඩ් එක හදන තැන ඉඳන් අවසානයේ ස්ටෝරි ඇල්බමය දක්වා වැඩ ටික ඉවර වෙන්න කොච්චර නම් දේවල් කරන්න ඉතිරි වෙනවද අපට..

* තෑන්ක් කාඩ් එක - ඩිසයිනින් ප්‍රයිස් + ප්‍රින්ට්න් ප්‍රයිස් + ඒ ‍වෙනුවෙන් ට්‍රොන්න්ස්පෝට් අපි සපය ගන්නවනම් ඒ සඳහා මිල
* කැමරා වේස්ටේජ් එක (තමන් භාවිතා කරන කැමරාවට අනුව මිල වෙනස් වන ඇත)
* ලෙන්ස් සහ අනෙකුත් කැමරා බඩු, බැටරි වලට වේස්ට් වෙන මිල
* සහයකයින් සඳහා මිල (පලමු දින, දෙනව දින, ෆ්‍රී ශුට් එක දිනට, එන්ගේජ්මන්ට් එකට)
* ආහාර සඳහා (වෙඩින් එකෙන් හම්බ වෙන්නෙ එක වේලයි නෙ. බඩගින්නෙ සහයකයින් තියාගෙන අපිත් බඩගින්නෙ ඉඳන් හම්බ කරල නම් වවැඩක් නෑ)

** ෆොටෝ බැකප් ඩීවීඩී/ හාඩ් වෙනුවෙන් මිලක් වෙන් කරන්න. බැකප් කිරීම අනිවාර්යෙන් කරන්න. බැකප් නොකර ෆොටෝ ටික අස්ථාන ගත උනොත් ඒ මිලට වඩා හානියක් ඔබට සිදු වේවි.

** ඇල්බම් ඩිසයිනින් වලට මිලක් වෙන් කරන්න. ඔබ ඩිසයිනින් කරත් ඒ මිල වෙන් කරන්න. ඒක වෙනමම වෘත්තියක්. ඒ වටිනාකම නැති කරන්න එපා.

*** ස්ටූඩියෝ ෆොටෝ, එන්ලාජ්මන්ට් වලට ඩිසයිනින් වලට මිලක් වෙන් කරන්න.

*** ස්ටූඩියෝ ෆොටෝ/ එන්ලාජ්මන්ට් වලැමිනේටින්, ෆ්රේමස් වල මිල එකතු වෙන්නත් ඕනෙ. (ඇතැම් අයට ලැමිනේටින්/ ෆ්රේම් වල මිල අමතක වෙලා අතින් ගෙවන්න වෙනව)

*** ඇල්බම් ෆ්‍රින්ටින් වල මිල, බයින්ඩින් වල මිල, ඇලල්බම් බොක්ස් වල මිල, එකතු කරන්න.

*** සොෆ්ට් කොපි ෆොටෝ ටික දෙනවනම් ඒ දෙන ඩීවීඩී එකේ මිල/ පෙන් එකේ මිල එකතු කරන්න.

*** අමතර ෆොටෝ ඉල්ලුවොත් ඒවා සංස්කරණය කරන්නට වෙනම මිලක් එකතු කරන්න.

****** විශ්‍රේෂම දේ..
ඔබ අනිවාර්යෙන් ඔබට පඩියක් (වැටුපක්) සෑම වෙඩින් පැකේජයකින්ම වෙන් කරන්න.රුපියල් 2000ක් හෝ.
මොකද, ඔබට වැටුපක් නැතිනම් ඉහත සියළුම වියදම් දරාගෙන ඔබ වෙහෙස වූවාට කිසිම ඵලක් නෑ. ඔබේ පඩිය හැර ඉහත සියල්ලම වැයවීම් බව අමතක කරන්න එපා. ඒ කිසිවක් ඔබට ඉතිරි වෙන්නේ නැහැ. (කැමරා වේස්ටේජ් එක අත ඉතිරි වුවත්, කාලයත් සමග කෂය වන කැමරා උපකරණ වලට වැය කරන්නට සිදු වන්නේ ඒ මුදල. ගෙදරින්, අම්ම තාත්තගෙන් සල්ලි ඉල්ලගෙන කැමරා බඩු අරන්, ෆ්‍රී සර්විස් එක දෙනවා යනු දන්සල් දීමක් මිස රැකියාවක් නොවේ..)

******ඉහත සියල්ලම අවසානයේ ලාභයක් නැතිනම් ඔබට ඔබේ පුංචි පඩියෙන් මාසෙට ලැබෙන වෙඩින් එක දෙකෙන් සෑහීමකට පත් වන්නට වේවි. දියිණුවක් ලබන්නට නම් ලැභයක් ඇවැසිය.
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දැන් ඔබේ 25000-65000 පැකේජය ඉහත ආකාරයට මිල ගනන් සකසා බලන්න. ඔබටම තේරේවි. අතින් කා හරක් බැලීමක් බැව්..

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පාරිභෝගික ඔබ වෙත ලියමි..
ඉහත සියල්ලටම විය පැහැදම් දරමින්, ඔබේ උත්සවයේ, ඔබේ ජීවිතයේ වටිනාම අවස්ථාව සුරක්ෂිත කරන්නට ඡායාරූප ශිල්පියා දරන වෙහෙස අති මහත්, ඇතැම් විට උදේ පාන්දර සිට ආහාර ටිකක් වත් නොමැතිව, ඔබ වෙනුවෙන් ඔහු/ ඇය කැප වී සිටී. කිසිදු අවස්ථාවක ඔහු ඔබට වෙහෙසයි කියා නොපවසන්නේ ඔබව, ඔබේ මතක ඔබටත් වඩා ඔහු වටිනාකමකින් සුරක්ෂිත කරන නිසාය.
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මොහොතක් සිතන්න..
බොන්න දෙන බෝතල් ටික, අවසන් කර ඔවුන් යන්නට යාවි. ලස්සනට සරසපු මල් වැල් ටික උත්සවය අවසානයේ හකුලාවි. ගැටබෙර හඬ සිනා හඩ උත්සවය අවසානය වන විට මැකී යාවි.
නමුත්...
ඔබේ ඡායාරූප ටික..
කාලයක් ඔබ ලඟ සුරක්ෂිතව තියේවි.. ඒ..
චායාරූප ශිල්පියා සහ කණ්ඩායම නිසා.

මෙවන් වියදමක් දරමින්,
මෙවන් කැපකිරීමක් කරන,
මෙම ශිල්පියාට වටිනාකමක් දෙන්න..
මේ රැකියාවට දිය යුතු වටිනාකම ගෞරවය දෙන්න.
මන්ද,
ඔබ දැන හෝ නාදැන,
ඔබේ මංගල දිනයේ වගකීමෙන් වැඩිම රස්සාව කරන්නේ ඔහුයි..
ඔබට ඔබේ මතකය සුරක්ෂත කරන

Kingsley Perera

Online Camera Simulator for Beginners

18 Apr 2018 | 323 reads

Wedding Photography Lesson 1

16 Apr 2018 | 297 reads

Introduction

So you are an amateur photographer who has been shooting for a while, and everyone in the family has seen you running around with your digital SLR for some time now, and have generally acknowledged that you are the family photographer. You took the pictures of Uncle Charlie’s 50th birthday, and he was pleased with the results, and your sister has asked you to take photos of her kids which turned out good. 

Word gets around and your cousin decides that it would save her a lot of money if you would take the photos of her wedding. Maybe her husband-to-be spent a little too much on her engagement ring and is now looking to save some cash. She says that she has seen your shots and thinks that you would be a great photographer for her big day. You would like to do it, because after all, you just love taking photos, and you feel that while you haven’t shot a wedding before, it can’t be that different or hard. You are very tempted to take her up on her offer and shoot the wedding.

Sound familiar? If it doesn’t yet it probably will one day. Most keen amateur photographers come across this circumstance at some stage in their lives, and many will choose to be the wedding photographer. A lot of the time, this turns out OK and the bride and groom are happy with the results. Sometimes, however, the day doesn’t go so well, and the photographer is left with the knowledge that they have messed up one of the most important days of a couple’s life.

I am not saying that all amateur photographers shouldn’t accept the opportunity to photograph a wedding for friends. In fact, many amateurs are truly inspired and competent event photographers and will do an excellent job. What I am saying is that you, as the photographer, need to understand the implications of accepting the job, the skills required to do it competently and successfully, the equipment you will need, and the planning needed to make sure everything runs smoothly on the day.

This article is designed to assist amateur photographers successfully photograph their first wedding. I hope that you find it useful.

Lesson 1 - Before you accept - what to do and say.

So as detailed above you have been asked to photograph your first wedding. Before you accept there are a few things you should consider.

1. Consider if you are competent enough to confidently photograph the wedding 

Lesson 2 will specifically talk about the techniques and basic photographic knowledge required to successfully shoot a wedding, but you also need to consider your experience in wedding photography, as well as general photography. For example you may be an excellent photographer in general, but with no wedding experience. If this is the case you are not likely to do a good job.

There are several ways to improve your skills in this respect. The best way, and the only real way to fully prepare yourself, is to assist a professional wedding photographer to shoot several weddings. Some professional photographers will be happy to accept the assistance of a keen amateur with an interest in wedding photography, and allow you to be an unpaid assistant. You may not even take a photo for your first several weddings, but you will undoubtedly learn a great deal. This is how I started my photographic career. I learned how to manage the day, what photos to take, what techniques are required, how to deal with brides and guests and many other skills all by assisting a seasoned wedding pro.

If this is impossible the second way to improve your skill is to read text books on wedding photography. There are many different titles that all provide great advice, I purchased a couple and read them cover to cover before I ever picked up a camera at a wedding. I still regularly purchase books where I see new techniques that interest me, or new poses and styles that I want to experiment with. Simply do a search on Amazon under "wedding photography" to find dozens of titles, all of which are likely to help you in some way. Scour these books not just for hints, but for suitable poses etc. You want to have practiced these poses well before the wedding to make sure you have them down pat.

2. Suggest that the couple still select a professional photographer

You should explain to the couple that while you are a good photographer, wedding photography is a very specialised skill and that they would be well served to seriously consider hiring a professional before appointing you. Non-photographers often do not understand the difficulties involved, and they may simply think that by hiring you they get the same results but for no cost. You need to disabuse them of this notion. If they want you to have an involvement for a reason, suggest using a professional who will let you assist him. This will enable you to be involved, but the photographer still has the responsibility of delivering the end result.

Another consideration is that by asking you to photograph the wedding they are effectively asking you to work all day for them - this is not like asking someone to make a reading at the wedding or to play the guitar as the bride enters the church. You will be working hard for 6 - 8 hours, and you will not be able to just relax and enjoy the day as other guests will. While this might be fine if it is a cousin or acquaintance getting married, the closer your relationship to the couple the more important that you are free to interact with family and friends during the events. Remember that if you are photographing the wedding you can't afford to get too involved with the day as a spectator - you need to be looking every moment for that next photograph. In these circumstances the couple will likely get the best photos by you being free to enjoy the event, while another person does the photography. After all, you can always give your best photos to the couple later - without the pressure of being the sole recorder of their day.

While you may be able to do a great job, if you do not the consequences could be dire, and at best they would have the potential to damage your relationship with the couple and spoil their record of their big day. If the couple is not severely financially constrained, or alternatively just doesn't care about the photography you should press strongly for them to involve a professional.

3. Make the couple aware of your experience level 

As detailed above, the couple may think that you, as an experienced photographer, will be able to deliver a professional level of coverage for their wedding. While this may be the case, more than likely if you are inexperienced as a wedding photographer you will not achieve a result as good as an experienced wedding pro. This is just the nature of any task, as you perform it more often you get better at it. When I look back at my first 10 or 15 weddings I see issues with my coverage of the day. This was after assisting at many weddings, and loads of practice. It takes a lot of time to become a good wedding photographer.

If they do choose you to shoot the wedding even after you have recommended that they get a professional, you must make them aware that the quality of the final shots may not be what they might expect from a seasoned wedding photographer.

4. Consider preparing a wedding agreement

Even though you are not charging for your services you should at least consider having a wedding agreement to cover you in the event that something goes wrong. Professional photographers generally use a legal agreement to protect their interests, but that isn't appropriate for a friend. Something like this may be suitable, particularly if the person whose wedding you are photographing is not close family. Please note, I take no liability that this may not help in your jurisdiction. 

"[date]

Dear [ names ]

Wedding date [ insert date ]

I am looking forward to taking photos of your wedding day, it's going to be a great day!

I confirm that the wedding takes place on [ insert ] at [ insert ] and I will be at the [brides] house at [ ] to take pictures prior to
the wedding. I’ll also take pictures at [ insert other details ]

As you know I am taking these photos at no cost and as a personal favour to you. We have discussed how you want your photos to look like and while I will take all care and responsibility in providing these photos to you in accordance with both of your expectations, I accept no liability that may prevent the supply of these photos to you or the outcome of the images in accordance with your expectations.

As is standard practice with all photographers, all rights and copyright to the images taken will remain with me (for example I might
use a fantastic shot for advertising, marketing or display purposes). However, you have an unlimited non-commercial licence for the use, reproduction and distribution of the images (in other words you can really do anything you want to with your photos).

While hoping to avoid any unnecessary legalities it is really important to me that you understand the limit of my liability and other terms contained in this letter. Therefore, could you please confirm your acceptance of the terms of this letter by acknowledging the duplicate copy and returning back to me.

See you on the [insert].

Yours sincerely etc."

It is important at least to give them something that provides you with a restriction on your liability, particularly if you accept any payment for the task.

5. Plan for the worst case scenario

You also need to plan against the contingencies most likely to be risks. For example, if you are severely ill on the wedding day and can't shoot the wedding do you have a backup? Do you have a second camera to make sure that problems with one camera don't stop you in your tracks? What about if you drop and break your lens, do you have an alternative to enable you to keep shooting? Do you have enough memory to shoot the whole thing in RAW? (more on this in a later lesson). This is all part of planning for success, and will be covered in both lessons 3 and 4.

6. Before you accept, contemplate this

I know you want to be the photographer on the day - after all, you are probably passionate about your photography and feel that you could do a great job. Well, let me assure you that when all is said and done, you are not going to be as good at this as an experienced wedding photographer. You need to think twice about how your relationship with the couple may be affected if (God forbid) you screw up and do a poor job. 

It is a lot easier to say no now, and help them choose a professional photographer (possibly one that lets you assist), than it is to try to recover from a situation where you cost them the record of their most important day. Think twice before accepting, and if you do, acknowledge to yourself that you have an obligation to get them the best results you can, and prepare accordingly.

Aperture Priority Mode එ๧කන๞ ๧සල๞ල๜ ද๠໨ම

16 Apr 2018 | 241 reads

 

๧මහ๢ຬ ඔබට අවස๞ථ๟ව ලැබෙනවා Aperture එක ඔබට ක๠මත๢ ๧ලස සකස ගන๞න, shutter speed, focus, white balance, ISO ක๢යන ๧ද๞වල๞ ක๠මර๟ව මග๢න๞ ග๠ළ๧පන ๧ලස සකස๟ ගන๞නව. Aperture එක ๧වනස๞ ක๢໲๧මන๞ ๧වන๞๧න ඔබට අවශ๯ ๧ලස Depth Of Field සකස๟ ගත හ๠ක๢ ໷මය๢. එහ๢ ඉලක๞කම (Aperture value) ව๠ຌ ๧වන๞න ව๠ຌ ๧වන๞න, ໶වර๧ය๞ ප๫ම๟ණය ක๩ඩ๟ ๧වනව๟. එ໶ට ක๠මර๟ව ත๩ළට එන ආ๧ල๟๞ක ප๫ම๟ණය අඩ๤ය๢, එ໶ට DOF එක ව๠ຌ ๧වනව. Aperture value එක අඩ๤ වන ໶ට ໶වරය ໶ශ๟ල ๧වනව๟. එ໶ට ක๠මර๟ව ත๩ළට එන ආ๧ල๟๞ක ප๫ම๟ණය ව๠ຌය๢, එ໶ට DOF එක අඩ๤ ๧වනව.

Aperture එක අන๤ව ක๠මර๟ව මග๢න๞ අවශ๯ ๧ලස shutter speed එක ๧ත๟๞ර๟ ගන๞නව. ක๩ඩ๟ Aperture value එකකට ๧໵ගවත๞ shutter speed එකක๩ත๞ ໶ශ๟ල Aperture value එකකට අඩ๤ shutter speed එකක๩ත๞ ๧ලස ක๠මර๟ව shutter speed එක සකස๟ ගන๞නව. ක๠මර๟ව A (๧හ๟๞ Av) ක๢යන ๧ම๟๞຋ එකට ද๟ගන๞න.

ඡ๟ය๟ර๡පයට අවශ๯ වස๞ත๪න๞ මත න๟භ๢ගත කරල, ඡ๟ය๟ර๡පය ගන๞න.

 

๧໦ව බලන๞න๧ක๟, ๧໦ ත๢๧යන๞๧න එකම අවස๞ථ๟වක๞, ๧වනස๞ Aperture values ๧දකක๢න๞ ගත๞තම ๧ප๞න හ๠຃

Aperture Priority | Shutter Speed 1/25 | Aperture Value 8 | ISO Speed 50

Aperture Priority | Shutter Speed 1/1000 | Aperture Value 3.2 | ISO Speed 50 

 

๧໦ ව๧ග๞ම ඔබට ප๤໸වන๞ shutter Priority (S/Tv) ๧ම๟๞຋ එ๧කත๞ ව๠ඩ කරන๞න, ඒ๧කຩ ๧වන๞๧න shutter speed එක ๧ත๞໲මට ඔබට අවස๞ථ๟ව ຬල, අ๧නක๩ත๞ ස๠කස๤໦ ක๠මර๟ව මග๢න๞ ස๢຺ ක๢໲ම.

10 Ways to Take Stunning Portraits

16 Apr 2018 | 175 reads

I want to look at some ways to break out of the mold and take striking portraits by breaking (or at least bending) the rules and adding a little randomness into your portrait photography. I’ll share ten of these tips today and a further ten tomorrow.

1. Alter Your Perspective

Most portraits are taken with the camera at (or around) the eye level of the subject. While this is good common sense – completely changing the angle that you shoot from can give your portrait a real WOW factor.

Get up high and shoot down on your subject or get as close to the ground as you can and shoot up. Either way you’ll be seeing your subject from an angle that is bound to create interest.

2. Play with Eye Contact

It is amazing how much the direction of your subject’s eyes can impact an image. Most portraits have the subject looking down the lens – something that can create a real sense of connection between a subject and those viewing the image. But there are a couple of other things to try:

A. Looking off camera – have your subject focus their attention on something unseen and outside the field of view of your camera. This can create a feeling of candidness and also create a little intrigue and interest as the viewer of the shot wonders what they are looking at. This intrigue is particularly drawn about when the subject is showing some kind of emotion (ie ‘what’s making them laugh?’ or ‘what is making them look surprised?’). Just be aware that when you have a subject looking out of frame that you can also draw the eye of the viewer of the shot to the edge of the image also – taking them away from the point of interest in your shot – the subject.

B. Looking within the frame – alternatively you could have your subject looking at something (or someone) within the frame. A child looking at a ball, a woman looking at her new baby, a man looking hungrily at a big plate of pasta…. When you give your subject something to look at that is inside the frame you create a second point of interest and a relationship between it and your primary subject. It also helps create ‘story’ within the image.

 

3. Break the Rules of Composition

There are a lot of ‘rules’ out there when it comes to composition and I’ve always had a love hate relationship with them. My theory is that while they are useful to know and employ that they are also useful to know so you can purposely break them – as this can lead to eye catching results.

The Rule of Thirds is one that can be effective to break – placing your subject either dead centre can sometimes create a powerful image – or even creative placement with your subject right on the edge of a shot can sometimes create interesting images.

Another ‘rule’ that we often talk about in portrait photography is to give your subject room to look into. This can work really well – but again, sometimes rules are made to be broken.

4. Experiment with Lighting

Another element of randomness that you can introduce to your portraits is the way that you light them. There are almost unlimited possibilities when it comes to using light in portraits.

Side-lighting can create mood, backlighting and silhouetting your subject to hide their features can be powerful.

Using techniques like slow synch flash can create an impressive wow factor.

5. Move Your Subject Out of their Comfort Zone

I was chatting with a photographer recently who told me about a corporate portrait shoot that he had done with a business man at his home. They’d taken a lot of head and shoulder shots, shots at his desk, shots in front of framed degrees and other ‘corporate’ type images. They had all turned out fairly standard – but there was nothing that really stood out from the crowd.

The photographer and the subject agreed that there were plenty of useable shots but they wanted to create something ‘special’ and out of the box. The photographer suggested they try some ‘jumping’ shots. The subject was a little hesitant at first but stepped out into the uncomfortable zone and dressed in his suit and tie started jumping!

The shots were amazing, surprising and quite funny. The shoot culminated with the subject jumping in his pool for one last image!

While this might all sound a little ‘silly’ the shots ended up being featured in a magazine spread about the subject. It was the series of out of the box images that convinced the magazine he was someone that they’d want to feature.

6. Shoot Candidly

Sometimes posed shots can look somewhat…. posed. Some people don’t look good in a posed environment and so switching to a candid type approach can work.

Photograph your subject at work, with family or doing something that they love. This will put them more at ease and you can end up getting some special shots with them reacting naturally to the situation that they are in. You might even want to grab a longer zoom lens to take you out of their immediate zone and get really paparazzi with them.

I find that this can particularly work when photographing children.

7. Introduce a Prop

Add a prop of some kind into your shots and you create another point of interest that can enhance your shot.

Yes you might run the risk of taking too much focus away from your main subject but you could also really add a sense of story and place to the image that takes it in a new direction and gives the person you’re photographing an extra layer of depth that they wouldn’t have had without the prop.

8. Focus Upon One Body Part – Get Close Up

Get a lens with a long focal length attached to your camera – or get right in close so that you can just photograph a part of your subject. Photographing a person’s hands, eyes, mouth or even just their lower body… can leave a lot to the imagination of the viewer of an image.

Sometimes it’s what is left out of an image that says more than what is included.

9. Obscure Part of your Subject

A variation on the idea of zooming in on one part of the body is to obscure parts of your portrait subject’s face or body. You can do this with clothing, objects, their hands or just by framing part of them out of the image.

Doing this means that you leave a little to the imagination of the image’s viewer but also focus their attention on parts of your subject that you want them to be focused upon.

10. Take a Series of Shots

Switch your camera into ‘burst’ or ‘continuous shooting’ mode and fire off more than one shot at a time.

In doing this you create a series of images that could be presented together instead of just one static image.

This technique can work very well when you’re photographing children – or really any active subject that is changing their position or pose in quick succession.

54 Portrait Ideas

16 Apr 2018 | 95 reads

Are you stuck for portrait ideas? Sometimes we’ve found that you can over-think these things. When you put so much thought into backdrops and colour schemes, etc, you can overlook some of the fundamentals of portrait photography, such as your subject’s pose.