Silhouettes. Striking photos where the subject is only hinted, not shown. Despite this—or because of it—they are well-loved, and they are real attention-getters. Come join us for some inspiring silhouette photos and for tips on how to make your silhouettes even better.
File for month: 8 / 2015
Have you ever had thoughts of selling your photos to a photobank? Do you ever sit and think about what’s important for these sales? Then this article is for you. We’ve summarized the most important things to have in mind before setting off to become a “photobanker.”
Want to show your photos to your friends and family and today’s and tomorrow’s clients? Then it off pays to have your own Internet photo presentation. Especially if that presentation has a clean and vibrant look.
Advertising is likely the photographic field with the highest cashflow. Photobanks sell millions of photos of countless types each day. But in this article we won’t be discussing how to shoot for photobanks. Instead we’ll focus on the basics of composing commercial photos.
We’ve all been there: that situation where you’re just about to take a nice picture, all you need is your tripod, and—it’s not there. Did you leave it at home on purpose? Sigh. What now? Improvise. In an emergency, you can create a simple and reliable tripod out of something easily available—for example, a beanbag.
If you depend on your camera’s automatic settings or you rely on the inbuilt meter when you’re in manual mode, then don’t worry—you’re probably getting correct exposure every time. However, you’re often robbing yourself of unexpected, interesting photos that you could get with creative use of exposure. Don’t be afraid to leave the safe zone of average exposure and try getting creative with your pictures!
Photographing a black subject against a black background isn’t easy, but as long as you remember one basic rule, your subjects will never again melt into black backgrounds. Discover how “black-on-black” photos are made. Then use your new skills to take impressive photos!