Think Before You Shoot -Part 1
Think before you shoot is concept I would encourage people to do more and more. If you want to improve your photography it really pays to think before you take what comes first in your mind.
When I’m at a spot and I really like the subject, the first thing that I do is to look around to see how I can improve the shot from where I first stood in front of it. 85% of the time, where you take your first picture is not the best angle.
The image below is not a snap but rather thought has gone into the shot. As you know I have a mad love affair with the skies and when I see awesome skies, that is like candy to a child for me. I just love it and for me the landscape or seascape is naked without the skies. The skies are everything to the land and sea scapes. The skies give it depth and context and a greater meaning.
The other concept in photography that is important are lead in lines. I have spoken about this before.
In this shot I have the awesome skies that are so important and for me to gain the lead in lines I stood in the water and the foam lines take me to the picture.
The foam also adds a greater depth to the picture. The uneven texture of the foam gives the depth.
I have to tell you that the water was so so cold and it took a while for me to be able to feel my toes but in the end it was what I was wanting in the shot. I had the awesome light, great skies and the leading lines just topped of the photo perfectly for me.
Think before you shoot and you’ll start growing more in your photography.