The Photographer Turned Filmmaker: Learn to Give Your Photos a Cinematic Atmosphere Working With Light 0

The Photographer Turned Filmmaker: Learn to Give Your Photos a Cinematic Atmosphere

A cinematic look for photos is a very cinematic and impressive look indeed. And it’s not just for the pros—you too can make your photos look like they’ve been snipped from the silver screen—we’ll show you how to easily achieve this effect while you’re taking your pictures. You just need to respect a few basic rules and watch your colors, lighting, and composition. Read our article and transform your photo studio or living room into a Hollywood studio!

Foundations of Portrait Composition Part - portrait of a girl with tree sticks and flowers in her hair Composition 0

Foundations of Portrait Composition Part I: Framing Your Model

It doesn’t matter whether you’re taking your pictures with an expensive camera or an old phone. In portraits, the same rule of composition will always apply. And your portraits will look a lot better if you stick to them. Rules are made to be broken, of course, but before you break them, you should know them. So let’s take a look at the basic ones. As you’ll see, knowing them can dramatically improve your pictures.