Thursday, August 27, 2009
10 techniques to create fresh perspectives and unique moods
Nikon D3, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm ƒ/2.8G ED, Dynalite 1000 watt packs
| Nikon 8008s, AF Fisheye-NIKKOR 16mm ƒ/2.8D, Aquatica underwater housing
10. Bad Weather. Another way to achieve a fresh perspective without using a specialty piece of equipment is photographing in bad weather. I like to say “bad weather equals good weather” when it comes to photography. I once was shooting at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah. This arch has been photographed thousands of times from every angle imaginable. As we hiked up to the arch, a large thunderstorm engulfed us and some people in our group wanted to go back to the car. I thought this storm was perfect—who knew what might happen at the arch. As soon as we arrived the storm was winding down and sun was breaking through the clouds. Just at that moment a rainbow appeared beside the arch. Unbelievable! Remember, bad weather equals good weather.
Now think about the subject you photograph the most. Maybe it’s people, landscapes or travel images. Whatever your subject is, choose one of these methods and give it a try. Chances are, you’ll create a fresh perspective in your images!
Tom Bol is a freelance editorial and commercial photographer based in Colorado. Visit www.tombolphoto.com.
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