October 3, 2012 / Tips + Tricks
Quick Tip: Develop your Image
“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.” – Matt Hardy
Developing your image takes patience, very rarely is the first shot your best shot. Walk around, change your angle and really absorb your environment. Think about what your background says about your subject and the story you want to tell. The before image is what I walked up to, this is how I developed the after…
- Having the subject put on the face mask, (an essential element of relief from the ever present dust storms).
- Getting down at a low angle to frame the image.
- Showcasing the bat tattoo, blue cape and mask to develop the story of Burning Man.
- Cropping in a way, which allowed the subject to dominate the frame.
- Changing the background to add depth, while including the first aid flag to add interest.
- Having the subject look away instead of being camera aware to spark curiosity in the viewer.
How do you develop your images?