How to professionally photograph?

Ksenia Vilinskaya
Ksenia Vilinskaya
October 23, 2014
How to professionally photograph?

Not the last role in the creation of professional photography plays a well-built composition. It helps to attract the gaze of an outsider to the main object or objects of the frame, selects them, makes the picture pleasant and harmonious. With the right composition you can successfully combine elements into one visual form, fully revealing the content of the work.

The composition consists of:

  • placement of objects;
  • lighting;
  • contrast ratio;
  • tonality;
  • view angle;

and other factors that occur when taking a picture.

How to professionally photograph: basic rules

  1. The rule of the golden section is basic, it is used by all pro photographers. How it works? Everything is simple - the frame is conventionally divided into 9 equal rectangles - three lines in the horizontal and vertical planes. Key objects are usually located in the corners of these rectangles.
  2. When shooting portraits, make sure that the limbs or the head are not “trimmed”, especially with your hands and feet. In portrait photography, a well-chosen background matters - it is better if it is not too detailed or contains distracting bright spots, because the emphasis should be on the person’s face. Make sure that no tree sticks out of the model's head, etc. Focusing when shooting a portrait is on the eyes, they account for the maximum sharpness in such a snapshot.
  3. In order to properly make a landscape-type photo, move the sky to two-thirds of the entire plane (the section again works here). Diagonal lines will bring a vividness into the picture, making it more interesting - this also applies to still lifes. Try not to overwhelm the horizon, it immediately reduces the overall level of landscape quality.
  4. Try different angles, experiment with light, play with contrast while processing. Learn from eminent pros, looking at and studying their work - do not hesitate to copy. However, at the same time, develop your own techniques, form your own, individual style of shooting - so that you can be recognized only by looking at the work.