Next time you’re viewing a photograph try to imagine how the photographer made the picture.
- Do you think that they used a large aperture or a small aperture?
- How about a fast or slow shutter speed?
- What about the ISO?
- And the focal length lens?
- What do you think the the white balance setting was?
Of course no one knows the answer to the above questions except the photographer who made the picture, but going through the thought process helps you to be a better photographer.
If you can deconstruct an existing photograph, you can construct a photograph through your viewfinder.
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Great post Sam. I also recommend just ‘seeing’. When I’m walking about and don’t have a camera (who me? Never!) I still look for ‘shots’.
You’ll see something and think that would made a great image! Try and think about how you’d shoot it, where you’d stand, what lens etc.
Thank you, Graeme. I’m glad you understand what I’m talking about.