So this afternoon we had an inspirational lecture with professor bthorson from Nebraska University – a photojournalist for US TODAY and lecturer about photography. I learnt a lot from his work (by the way he is a sports photojournalist). There is a place in my heart for practicing sports photography after listening to him. Back to what most of you guys would love;
Every picture has;
When your picture has all this, that means you have a picture of record.
Though a good picture has all the three, the 3 factors below make a great photograph;
- Action. Some kind of action has to be involved….
If you got all these six elements in aphotograph and people will go like wow! when they see your photos.
Composition (Rule of Thirds)
- It helps the viewer to explore the whole picture.
Other considerations would be;
- Backgrounds and foregrounds …the more layers you create the better the picture gets.
- Control your backgroungs – successful image.
- Closer and further away. Use distance to your advantage.
- Lower and higher levels. Sometimes you need to get down on the ground to take a picture.
With sports photography, you have to be able to anticipate that something is about to happen. If you ain’t ready you will miss the moment.
Lastly, you to pay attention to every Detail as you are taking a photo. Hope I have been helpful.