Deep down, no matter what anyone says, we don’t like to be told that our pictures are no good. We love the pictures we take – the ‘art’ we make – no matter how lame it may actually be. I’ve got nothing against that. But sometimes, we need to ask for our photos to be critiqued, so that we can get better.Read More »Photo Critique – A Short Guide to Giving and Taking it
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How did you discover photography? When I was young, an aunt gave me a toy camera. The photographs it produced seemed magical. I was around 7-8 years old at the time and creating these images as I travelled left a lasting impression on me.Read More »Helping Your Child Discover Photography
Scott Bass is a practitioner of Parkour, a Photographer and Cinematographer. To those of you who have followed his work, you’ll recognise his videos “Live On” and “Constant Motion“, considered by many to be outstanding examples of Parkour Videography. His work often features well-known parkour athletes Daniel Ilabaca and Phil Doyle among others, and his unique position as a practitioner himself gives him a unique understanding of his subject, and makes filming parkour that much easier.Read More »Filming Parkour – an Insiders Guide
Well, now that you’ve read the headline, the rest of this article is not necessary. I’ve said it all in the title. Stop procrastinating, and take some photographs. Right now! Ciao!Read More »Stop Reading This… And Take Some Photographs
This post is the last in a series of posts about how to make use of symmetry in your photography. Let me close off this batch of posts about symmetry with a few images that I think are really beautiful. Each of these photographs have at least of the four kinds of symmetry to thank, because that is why they work… Even if the symmetry is not blatantly obvious.
I invite you to take a good look at the photographs featured here and try to pick out which form of symmetry, Reflection Symmetry, Rotational Symmetry, Translational Symmetry or Glide Reflection Symmetry are responsible for making these pictures stand out.Read More »20 Beautiful Images that Work – Because of Symmetry
There are graphical elements, and visual tools that photographers use to make their photographs simpler to understand – because our brains are used to seeing, and understand these patterns and phenomenon – but also make their images stronger, visually.
Symmetry as a graphical tool in Photography is an extremely strong compositional device that can be used to draw the attention of your viewers. It declutters the image, and makes it visually simple, yet intriguing.
Beyond Photo Tips has a running project about SYMMETRY; and you’re welcome to join us in its exploration. Now, let’s look at what symmetry is, and how you can spot it in nature, and even create symmetry in your images.Read More »How to Use Symmetry In Photography
Join other photographers as we explore the world around us, and understand the various principles of photography as we do so. We start off with looking at Symmetry, and how we can use symmetry in our compositions to tell us something more about the subject, to create an emotion or to create an aesthetically pleasing image. We wrote this article about how to use symmetry. Take a look at it, and then return here to join us in this exploration.Read More »Photo Project: Symmetry
You’ve watched Casino Royale, or Babylon A.D.? Yes? Then you’ve seen traceurs in action. Photo: amfdesigner They’re the people who run around cities, jumping over… Read More »Lessons In Creativity That You Can Learn From Parkour
Simplicity is memorable. Compositions are hard… Balance, shape, texture, rhythm, harmony, contrast, so many elements to think about when framing an image that will be memorable and distinct, how can a beginner hope to get all of this in control?
Here we outline 8 simple steps to keep your compositions clean and simple, yet engaging and memorable to those who see your images.Read More »8 Ways to Keep Your Compositions Simple
There are party pictures, and there are party pictures. This is why you need to know how to make yours stand out from the crowd.Read More »How to Take Better Party Pictures! (16 Tips)