Vision • Technique • Passion
I truly believe that anyone can create beautiful photographs.
It doesn't matter what gear you use. All you need is understanding the technique and how to apply them.
Photography is a two step process: Capturing the scene and recreating it. This means spending about 20% of your time with your camera and 80% in post-processing.
With that said, we often invest so much time in the 20% and overlook the 80%.
There are more than one way to post-process an image. Download my free guide on basic image post-processing. You can also check out my resources for more advance training.
Information can be overwhelming. This is why I've created this page to help you find your way.
Steps To Create Better Images
Step 1: Know Your Gear
It doesn't matter what camera you own. You should know it like the back of your hand!
Know how to change the aperture, shutter speed and ISO are amongst the basic settings you need to be familiar with.
Step 2: Understand Dynamic Range
Dynamic range is the range of light present at the scene you are photographing.
It can be extremely bright, bright, dim or dark.
Knowing how to read the light and the limitation of your camera allow you to capture good tonal balance in your image. Click here to learn about dynamic range.
You are probably thinking, what about location?
Having a good location gives you an advantage. But with a good understanding in light, you can create a beautiful image even in your backyard!
Step 3: Post-Process Your Image
Post-processing means image editing.
It is the process of transforming an image captured by the camera to reflect what you actually saw in the first place. Most often, it involves basic or advanced adjustment of the tonal and colour balance.
There is more than one way to post-process images. You can do it on a single exposure (like the image below) or combine multiple exposures to create an HDR image.
What Is HDR?
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. It is an image with a higher dynamic range created by combining images of different exposure together like below. Click here to see other examples of HDR image.
How To Create An HDR?
You can combine different exposures together with an HDR software or with digital exposure blending.
An HDR software can be used as a standalone or as a plugin in software like Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Exposure blending involves merging the exposures together manually. Each has pros and cons of its own and you can use either way to create HDR image. Click here for The Ultimate Guide To HDR Photography.
Step 4: Have An Open Mind
Photography is an art and it doesn't have to be confined to the boundaries of reality.
You can accentuate the hue, create light or improve the composition by cleaning up any unwanted object in your image. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!
Check out my resources on advanced training courses to improve your photography skills.