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There are many things that people say that make a good photograph. And this is true in regards to how the image is read and how it performs the job that it was intended to do. A photo of a classy car, well it will make people desire it and want to buy it Job done. What I would like to take a moment and write about is the Important Points that Make a Great Photographer.
If you ask someone what makes a great photographer you will probably get the answer ‘someone who can take a great photograph’. Again, this is true. But what is more important is the qualities of the photographer him/herself. At the top of my list, I would say that to make a great photographer you need to be a people person.
Even though a photographer usually will be shooting on their own for the most part, it is vital that they are able to communicate effectively with the client. Another quality that is important is to be creative. Its not good enough just to know how the latest equipment works, a photographer must be able to use the camera to bring to life the world as they see it. A good photographer will usually have enrolled in a course such as City of Westminster College on a relevant course.
Another point that I would like to mention is coordination. Yes, its important, in ways that you would never realize. I cannot stress how important it is to be able to work around heavy duty studio lights that are mains operated and not knock them over and electrocute yourself and others in the process.
There are more, but I thought I would just mention these for now. If you would like to see my work click Portfolio. If you would like to follow me click Twitter.
1 Thing to do when photographing hanging pictures
One of the difficult things to deal with when your are photographing interiors is to avoid glare and unwanted reflections in the various glass surfaces including hanging pictures that are found inside. Even with the use of a polarizing filter, you still are going to have funny things showing up in places.
Like the sun bouncing off your fridge or more annoying, light glares that stop the viewer from seeing the image inside handing photos on the walls. I recommend 1 thing to do when photographing hanging pictures, this is when I would direct the image maker to the game of pool.
When you start seeing light angles similar to the sport, then you can start making changes to the movable
objects as opposed to the immovable sun or even permanent light fixtures, that you have no access too. Simple tricks such as tilting the photos on the wall until the sun disappears will provide instant pleasing results. You can use things that you have to hand like tissue or blue tac.
These are all the little ticks of the trade that a interior photographer must use when they visit a site. You will never have the perfect situation photographically speaking ever. Each job presents itself with its own problems that must be overcome quickly and professionally.
You really must be trained to think outside of the box. Well even if its 1 thing to do when photographing hanging pictures, you are making a start. Before long you will have developed your own coping tools and learn the limits of the camera and your flash and the natural light that can be used to your advantage.
There are many more things to consider and I will be writing about my own professional practices that I use when out in the field at a clients location.