The three requisite components to a successful image, in order of importance, are: Play of Light. Composition. Subject Matter. […]
In my introductory article on “Take Great Pictures” my three main points concerned light, composition and experimenting - take lots of images, and select the best. On a recent trip to Budapest and Venice I also became aware, yet again, of remembering to enjoy that which is beyond the camera. It’s what helps me see the bigger picture and take better pictures.
It’s been some years since I shot a wedding, but in the last month I’ve shot two. I don’t promote myself as a wedding photographer any more as I’m busy enough in the commercial world, the energy and desire to put in all the effort required to market myself and compete it that arena has waned.
It may seem bewildering the number of DSLR’s on the market, what with their varied specifications and lens choices. So the idea behind this piece is to try to cut through to what’s really important when considering your first purchase into this arena.