Limits? What is it? Does a Photographer have it?
When it comes to taking beautiful unique photographs, a photographer should do everything in their power to achieve the desired result. That’s why there are lots of images of professionals in strange positions – whether it is laying on a muddy field or crouching on the water -, also holding several objects in front of the lenses of the camera. Well, it usually happens when the photographer is trying his best to obtain unique effects for the picture, without the need to edit it later. When a photographer does that, he is always trying to overcome his own abilities, therefore, improving his work.
It is quite common to see a photographer overcoming his limits when photographing a huge and important event, such as weddings, when it is needed for the picture to be unique. However, with the growing popularity of photoshoots – whether it is for an event or just to create a memory album – these practices are becoming even more common, with most professionals relying more on what happens during the actual photoshoot, than the later edition of the picture. Furthermore, the amusement provided for those who watch and participate in the photoshoot is able to give the photographer a sense of freedom. In other words, the professional will feel burdenless, thus will create more spontaneous photos.
During the first months of work, the photographer learns that their job requires a special attention to details. For example, if the photographer is hired for a photo shoot of a baby, he will need to create a scenario that can attract the attention of the infant and, at the same time, be beautiful enough for the picture. Then, after that, he will need to have the needed attention to capture spontaneous images of the baby, because they do not have the capacity to pose for a photo. In other words, the professional needs to make the best out of the moments presented to them and photograph every little detail, that way they will be able to get beautiful pictures as result.
To acquire the intended effects, the photographer may choose to use programs of photo editing or they can modify the ambient for it to fit his needs. The last option is becoming quite common because, as previously mentioned, there are videos of professionals working with the scenario, once it is more practical than editing each and every photo to add the desired effect. Furthermore, lots of photographers enjoy playing with the composition of what is presented to them, thus creating unique effects that, along with the camera’s settings, will create different pictures that may or may not convey a magical feeling. Therefore, the professional may use their team to improvise props with common objects such as sticks, lights, curtains, etc.
Another powerful and vastly known trick is the use of the perspective, in other words, the photographer uses their camera in a different angle and, with the help of lighting and props, will create an image which will portray a scenario that differs from what it really is. This trick is the most commonly used one, its popularity is so big that it is mostly used to deceive people into believing the veracity of the picture. For example, when tourists take photographs in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy, they usually pose as if they are holding the tower, when, actually, they are nearer to the camera’s lenses while the Tower is far away.
The photography career is extremely popular these days, therefore, some tricks are known not only by the professionals but also by ordinary people. However, while some enthusiasts risk themselves taking beautiful pictures and then retouching them in photo editing programs, only a real photographer knows the hard work behind each and every photograph, because, when it comes to getting high-quality photos, a photographer will not restrain himself. For more advice on getting into a career in photography, contact Adrian Harrison Photography.