One simple thing you can do TODAY to improve your photos.
In our business (www.PhotoArtPeople.com) we see a LOT of photos sent in by our customers. Most suffer from a flaw that is super-easy to avoid…they are taken from too far away, trying to capture everything in the scene. Imagine taking a picture of your family standing in front of the Grand Canyon and trying to get “it all in”. The focus is your family, with a strong hint that they are at a big canyon, even a “grand” canyon. So zoom in on the people and use the canyon as a backdrop, not the main focus. The reason this is such a common mistake is that our eyes are amazing things. They “trick us”. They are able to simultaneously take in the grandeur of the canyon as well as the details of the people standing on the lip of the canyon, and the fur on the pet dog. And take in all the shadows and highlights and adjust to them perfectly. Cameras are really bad at that. So my advice is to always zoom in for a close-up. Then if you want zoom out and take another one of the whole scene. You can decide which one you prefer.
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Thank you, Bill, for the great tip.
I found two pictures of my son on the Great Wall of China. I think it illustrates perfectly what Bill points out. The first photo above, emphasizes the Great Wall, but the one on the right emphasizes my son, goofiness and all.
I have been lucky enough to work with Bill on a photo to canvas. I was absolutely stunned with his work. My canvas arrived at a tender time in my life, just weeks before I found out my only daughter has ovarian cancer. My photo to canvas just happened to be of my daughter's wedding a few short years ago. It has already become a treasured family item. A reminder of beauty and youth we may never be able to capture again.
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