In this video, iPhone photographer Emil Pakarklis explains seven really simple techniques you can use to make your mobile photography good. As with DSLR and larger format photography, the key ingredients are light, composition, and perspective or point of view.
Take 10 photos of things you’re looking at every day.
Take them from a different perspective, so you see them differently.
When you’re done:
Post as a gallery on your WordPress site with an appropriate headline and/or to Instagram.
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Look at your every day environment in a different way.
- Looking up from the ground
- Standing on a chair or box (safety first!) and looking down
- Extreme close ups
- Looking through glass
- … whatever you have on hand to change the way you see the pace around you …
If you’ve been using Instagram for a while, you would be aware of a very successful (and often very beautiful) account called Humans of New York. The Insta account has now grown to include a web page, Facebook page, and a book. It’s also spawned possibly thousands of storytelling sites just like it.Continue reading “Telling a story with Instagram”
TOPIC: Telling a story with photographs
As with any creative pursuit, it’s hard to become a great practitioner unless you look at other people’s work. By far the best way to learn to write well is to read a lot (and then write a lot). It’s exactly the same with singing, dancing, painting and … photography.