We all know that striking portraits require more than good lighting and an interesting face you’ll photograph. You want to add life and soul of the person that you’re photographing. Marc Silber of Advancing Your Photography spoke to National Geographic photographer Bob Holmes about this topic. In this short video chat, Bob analyzes some of his own images and gives you plenty of tips for raising your own portraits on a higher level.
9 tips to improve your photos on the spot by Bob Holmes
We’ve all had one of those days: you want to take photos, you need to do it, but you feel like the inspiration has deserted you forever. Even famous photographer Bob Holmes feels like this sometimes. But fortunately, there are ways to overcome it, and he shares his methods with you. These techniques will help you get inspired again and improve your photos in an instant.
Wise composition tips from masters of photography
No matter if you use the latest full-frame camera or a smartphone, the composition is one of the most important elements of a good photo. This video from Advancing Your Photography channel is like chatting with photography masters about this topic. Photographers Chris Burkard, Bob Holmes, Chase Jarvis and Marc Silber talk about composition and give you plenty of wise tips they use in their work.
Why knowing your gear is vital to previsualise the shot
Bob Holmes is one of the world’s most prolific travel photographers. With a career spanning more than 35 years, he’s shot for National Geographic, Life, Time and hundred of other major magazines and international companies. So, it’s safe to say he probably knows what he’s talking about when it comes to making photographs.
Marc Silber had the chance to sit down with Bob recently for a chat. They spoke about various topics during their conversation, but one big point is the need to know your gear. It doesn’t matter what that gear is, whether it’s a phone or a fancy DSLR or mirrorless. But Bob contends that it’s impossible to previsualise your photography if you don’t know your gear.
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