First Half of Creativity.

Let’s assume by now you’ve got a handle on exposure (if not, refer to ‘EXPOSURE TRIANGLE‘). When you shoot in ‘M’ mode, the creativity starts in the camera. Now that you have an understanding of how to properly expose for light. (bravo!) let’s look at other ways to get creative with your images. (Yippee!)

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Simple things you can do to take your image to another level are :

  • COMPOSITION
  • CROP
  • LIGHT (direction of)
  • ANGLES
  • DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR SUBJECT
  • APERTURE
  • SHUTTER SPEED
  • LENS CHOICE

These basics will be a one half of the equation when developing your personal style. The other half lies in your post-processing, but we’ll chat about that in a post of it’s own.

Practice, Practice, PRACTICE!!! I can’t stress this enough. Try working on the list  above and you’ll be amazed at how subtle changes will have the biggest impact!

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Dana Walton

Dana is drawn to the beauty in simplicity within the frame. One who lives by the words "less is more" she translates this feeling into her art. Creative composition and isolating subjects are just a couple of elements that play a strong role within the frame. Finding beauty is its simplest form. Dana lives with her husband, son and two kitties in a small town outside of Toronto, Ontario. When not spending time with family, or shooting, she enjoys baking (just about anything under the sun) or riding through trails on her mountain bike.

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