AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Professional photographer Sean Mathis talks about photography and offers up some tips.
Below are some of Sean's tips:
- You’re dealing with a two-dimensional medium, so giving the illusion of depth adds life to a photo. Use the rule of thirds to mix up composition. Have your subject off-center and create some depth with the rest of the image. Animate the background scene with other elements, whether it’s other people, geographical features, buildings, etc. And maybe disturb the foreground with things that will be out of focus but still create some texture.
- Let the light work with you. Identify where your source is, and let it do the work. Silhouettes are cool, too.
- Don’t be afraid to experiment with:
- Getting closer
- Getting farther away
- Shooting from high or low angles
- Using negative space for effect
- If it is dark, I often use my flashlight as an off camera source, instead of the flash on the phone. On-camera flash is almost never flattering.
You can check out more of Sean's work here.