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8 Tips for Tackling Documentary Photography 

Few photographic genres are plagued by as many misunderstandings as documentary photography. We photographers have come to classify every shot that isn’t prearranged into this genre. It’s most often confused with reportage. And meanwhile the two are easy to tell apart! Reportage is usually a short-term record of some event. While documentary work is always long-term. Its results never arrive immediately, and building up a gripping series can even take years.

Photographer/Model Cooperation: What Should You Keep in Mind to Keep It Working? Portraits 2

Photographer/Model Cooperation: What Should You Keep in Mind to Keep It Working?

A friendly relationship between the photographer and the model is absolutely fundamental for the entire process of portraiture. It should definitely include mutual respect and understanding. A photographer should respect certain requests from their model, and meanwhile the model should know how to respect the work of the photographer. There are a few basic principles that apply for both models and photographers, and we’ll look at them in this article.

Want Perfect Landscape Compositions? A Little Geometry Can Help Landscapes 1

Want Perfect Landscape Compositions? A Little Geometry Can Help

Geometry isn’t just for schoolbooks! For example in landscape photography, it can help you get some great compositions. Don’t worry, you won’t need a protractor or a compass. You’ll just need to recognize and utilize a few basic geometric shapes in landscapes. You can use them to guide your audience’s eyes straight where you want them, emphasize specific spots, or give a photo just the right touch of motion. How? Read on and find out!

No More Faux Pas on the Big Day! 8 Basics of Wedding Photography Etiquette Weddings 0

No More Faux Pas on the Big Day! 8 Basics of Wedding Photography Etiquette  

Just starting out in wedding photography, and don’t have a clue yet on how to behave and present yourself at weddings? Or maybe you’ve been around the block in wedding photography, but you’re still unsure of yourself in certain situations? In this article we’ll advise on how to navigate some of the traps that might await you over the course of a wedding day. We’ll also give you a few tips to make your work easier if you you’re serious about photographing weddings.

Reportage Photography: How to Take Gripping Reportage That Tells Stories Reportage 0

Reportage Photography: How to Take Gripping Reportage That Tells Stories

In reportage, it’s important to be in the right place at the right time, and also to press the trigger at the right moment. That’s definitely the foundation, but it’s just as important to know how to put together a gripping story from the photos you get. Like every other story, a reportage should pull the audience in, keep them in suspense, and bring them a certain denouement. Now let’s take a look at how to tell it through photos.