I am a crazy Instagram photographer stalker these days. If some of these people knew how many times I look at their photos, they may consider a restraining order. It’s no secret that I’m completely obsessive and lately it’s been photography. Recently I schlepped for a friend of mine on one of her shoots and she taught me so much!
SO I took to some sunset selfies last night to practice lighting looks. That last photo was take by Chris BTW (obvi). This may be the longest eye contact poor Charlie has received from me since Grant was born. GAH! Ah, add “LOVE THE PUP” to the resolution list!!!
See how the lighting is so different in the three selfies? Just different angles taken about an hour before sunset.
Backlighting: try posing with the sun at your back (or side as in the last photo) and block the sun with part of your body. If you’re using an iPhone, tap the dark part of the image (you).
Look for triangles in photos (or any shapes for that matter). Use arms, fingers, yourself and you subject etc. to make shapes.
Let me know what photo techniques you’ve learned lately or are interested in!