Photo Club April: Reflections

Composition is one of the easiest ways to create an eye-catching image, and to quickly change up + improve a tricky subject that’s causing you a bit of difficulty and frustration in frame.   Autoestima Cidada on Unsplash   By utilizing our composition techniques we’ll have an arsenal of easy and simple composition tools we can use to change up our styling and create images that draw our viewers in and hold their attention.   Vince Fleming on Unsplash   Reflection is a strong composition method and it will be the theme for this Photo Club for the month of April We have a saying in Dutch ‘April does what it wants’ and in my native language we have the saying ‘April showers bring May flowers’. So I thought the mix of sunny moments with

The spotlight. Manipulating light using foam core boards.

Hello March! The trees are blossoming, the sun is shining (most days), and the sun is setting a bit later, which for us photographers is very welcoming. I don’t know about you but I found the dark days shooting in natural light very challenging!It's March 1st and with a new month comes new themes in the Photo Clubs over on Unsplash! My theme is product photography with the focus literally on the hero. The other clubs themes for March are; Comfort Food, 50mm, Houseplants, and Monochrome. You can find out more, including links to join over on the Unsplash Blog.I’ve already submitted five photos to the topic #houseplants. Surprisingly I almost never take photos of our plants. For the most part they’ve always been gorgeous, but I find

Photo Club February: Flatlay

A flatlay is a top-down photo, as is an overhead. However an overhead shot is from the top down, but isn’t always a flatlay. A flatlay is often a top-down shot of things, and an overhead shot is often capturing a moment if you’d like. It’s all in the angle –top-down photographs of coffee cups on a table; feet standing next to a table with pieces of cut flowers scattered on the table and ground; a woman looking down on her pregnant tummy. The idea behind all of these shots is to put the viewer in the place of us, the photographer, and let them ‘see’ through our eyes. It’s a powerful way to share your perspective, to tell a story almost like a documentary.