“Its not what you see…”

You remember the phrase in business “It is not what you know that most often opens opportunities but who you know”? In this post I will share some unique ways of looking at a topic of photography by bringing into perspective who you see and not what you see.

I enjoy watching people. Taking photos is my job, so I am constantly on the look out for a great sports move to capture in the immortal moment of fame or simple beauty of a flower everyone else passes by. Although I take special interest in watching people with cameras to see what they see and how they will capture what they see.

Often there is an equal desire to have scenery and relational interest in the photo, so the people will be a fraction of the picture with an abundance of scenery. I do not write this to be disparaging to the photographer! This is their photo and they will get the exact photo they want. Good job! Since I write this blog to help parents as they photograph their children or hobbyists who want to improve their skill I will give some tips to make those shots even better!

The next time you have the camera in you hand, take note of what you see on the display or through the view finder and just how wide of an area it really is.

Now zoom in or move closer and notice the change in viewing area. Get used to being closer in to the subject of a photo. It will be this change that draws your attention more to the subject. If the picture will be understood just as well without including the entire stature of the person, zoom in a little further and really grab our attention with that cheshire cat grin. Limiting the amount of objects that accompany your subject in a photo will make your message be read all the better!

So you see, “it is not what you see in the picture, but who” that makes the difference.


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