boy sitting with brown bear plush toy on selective focus photo

“LEARN BY PICTURES” #1

woman with red lipstick surrounded with flowers
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“Learn by pictures” is unique, because I pick a selection of photos that are not really good, but some think they are good. We will go over the composition rules, and also any other things that could make the photo better. This will be available in subscription form after this free one. (See above).

#1

woman in white crew neck shirt
Photo by Maksim Goncharenok on Pexels.com

This is one of my pet peeves. When someone takes a photo of anyone, and cuts their head off. Does this girl not have hair, or was it a bad day. Do not cut the head off of anyone. Here is a portrait with the complete head:

closeup photo of smiling woman wearing blue denim jacket
Photo by Vinicius Wiesehofer on Pexels.com

Girls spend a lot of time fixing their hair and getting it perfect. Some to more extremes than others. But make sure the whole head is in the frame for a good portrait.

#2

woman wearing coat
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com

Another beautiful portrait, with all the right things. But wait, a portrait should be taken vertically not horizontally. This photo would be so much nicer if we didn’t have all that unwanted background on the side of her. A single portrait should be vertical, not horizontal. Like this:

woman wearing fashionable jacket
Photo by Konstantin Mishchenko on Pexels.com

#3

fashion woman dark girl
Photo by Maksim Goncharenok on Pexels.com

Oh boy! You have a new special effects filter! Let’s try it on a portrait and see how we like that. Someone created a monster with that look. How many eyes does this person have? Really, a portrait should not be done with special effects filters. A flower would be nice with that, however.

a woman in floral dress wearing a hat
Photo by Spring Toan on Pexels.com

A simple, unobstructed portrait is more idea. Now there may be some people who like special effects on people. But take a poll, with or without, and that problem will be solved quickly.

#4

child in white long sleeve top and dungaree trousers playing with lego blocks
Photo by cottonbro studio on Pexels.com

When taking pictures of children, even if they are playing and not being posed, try not to take pictures of them while standing up. You will notice over time that you have a lot of pictures of the tops of their heads. Try to get some pictures by getting down to their level. Notice how much nicer these photos are when you are on their level:

boy sitting with brown bear plush toy on selective focus photo
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
baby blur boy child
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

#5

photo of road during daytime
Photo by Sebastian Beck on Pexels.com

We have all probably taken a photo like this…. stand out in the road, and the lines lead to something right in front of you. I have one very similar to this. Sometimes this is ok, but if you ask a “composition expert” he will tell you that your lines need to be on an angle, rather than just straight like this one above. A photo with diagonal lines does not have that “static” feeling to it. If you can, and I suggest trying to find an angle that will give you lines that go diagonally. Like these photos: (Notice how much better feeling you have with these)

silhouette of bridge during sunset
Photo by Griffin Wooldridge on Pexels.com

Even though the above photo has a straight line, notice it is not right down the center. The line of the bridge comes out of a corner of the photo.

gray rail road in the mountain
Photo by Lisa Fotios on Pexels.com

Another photo of the road curving around a hill. You actually will be looking more at the beautiful scenery if you have lines like this, thus making it a more pleasing photo.

#6

man and woman sitting at table with documents
Photo by Mikhail Nilov on Pexels.com

On couple portraits, the big question you will need to ask the couple is: Do you want your photo to be casual, or more professional looking? Casual photos of couples in their every day life brings up the final display of the photo, and what will happen to it. A casual photo of a couple will almost just stay on their phone, a small photo standing up against the lamp, etc. If you want them to really love the photo, then ask them if you can pose them a bit, or make it look a bit more professional. Those are the ones that will hang on the wall:

man and woman wearing white crew neck t shirts
Photo by J Sarkar on Pexels.com

See how much nicer this looks, and it wouldn’t take that much to learn how to pose a “couple”. I will be doing a segment soon, on posing people. Stay with me for that.

man and woman looking at earch other
Photo by Jasmine Carter on Pexels.com

If you want to do a nice portrait of a couple make sure the photo is vertical, and you see both their faces in it. This portrait above is one that is not so “posed”, but relaxed and yet so perfect to show the love between these two people.

#7

close up photography flowers in a vase
Photo by Marianna OLE on Pexels.com

You know we live in a colorful, beautiful world. Some of the best photography we see is of flowers to really get in there and see the single beauty of a flower. This photo above of flowers is nice, but imagine getting this instead:

Photo by Lanny Cottrell photography
red birds of paradise
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

And there are other things that when taken close give you a whole new perspective on life. Check these out:

woman face eye eyelashes
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
blade of grass blur bright close up
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Close-ups bring our own world into a whole new perspective. I will be doing a new blog soon on equipment that will help you to achieve these kind of beautiful close-ups. If you would like to be notified when this blog on close-ups arrives, just fill out the form below.

#8

TAKING PICTURES OF PETS:
white fluffy dog with mountain in background
Photo by Alexis Ricardo Alaurin on Pexels.com

Do you love your pet? Then take a picture of your pet and not all the landscape with it. People hang a photo of their pets on the wall. Try photos like this to get worthy photos:

puppies in a crate
Photo by Kateryna Babaieva on Pexels.com

Just get closer to your animals so you can see them like you see them.

winking black and brown puppy
Photo by Dominika Roseclay on Pexels.com

A “portrait” like photo is not a bad idea if you can get them to cooperate with you. With our dog, it seems like anytime I point something at them, like a camera, she goes all shy on us. So I have tried some photos of her while she’s asleep:

Photo by Lanny Cottrell photography
white and grey kitten on brown and black leopard print textile
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Now that is how a photo of your pet should look like.

#9

black and brown underground road with concrete buildings
Photo by Nancy Bourque on Pexels.com

Street Photography is a fast growing new genre in Photography subjects. But there seems to be a specific way to take photos on the street. First of all, as you can see in the photo above, there are people, but it’s hard to se a face that you could recognize in the photo. So if “Street Photography” is one new type of photography you want to get in to, make sure faces don’t show, OR you could get a “model release” from each person who’s face is recognizable.

Here is some professional examples of street photography:

Photo by Elisabeth Engels, France
Photo by Elisabeth Engels, France
child sipping from pipe graffiti
Photo by Shukhrat Umarov on Pexels.com
Photo by Brandon Wong on Unsplash

#10

One of the most valuable things you can learn in photography is: TELL A STORY WITH YOUR CREATIVE PHOTOS. ONE PICTURE THAT SAYS A THOUSAND WORDS! LIKE THIS:
Photo by Brittani Burns on Unsplash
Photo by Chris Hardy on Unsplash
Photo by Stormseeker on Unsplash

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