Become a photographic expert with Fotor (Part 1)
Sometimes, creating that truly special image requires special attention the different elements which comprise it. A simple portrait can be transformed with the correct use of depth of field, and landscape can be dramatically altered with the use of contrasting colours and filters. In this blog article, we will discuss a few important factors in making some truly awesome images – we will even throw in an example or two for inspiration!
The arrangements of the various elements of your image are probably the most important. Composition incorporates shape and form, as well as colour and effect to produce a special result. You can cut and modify parts of an image to further enhance this, and to create a surreal, unusual feeling. Look at the colour contrast in the image below, how has the image been composed?
Lines and Form
Perspective is always important in making a great image. Most of our ability to gauge perspective comes from various lines and how they interact with each other in a photo. For example, an horizon within an image adds a feeling of freedom, particularly if it is a straight line of an ocean horizon. The image below shows us how lines and form can create not only a special feeling of depth within a picture, but also set a scene and feeling.
Just like composition and ‘lines and form’, framing an image can alter the perspective entirely. We all like to use frames to make an image special, such as framed photo and works of art, but natural frames can also be used for an entirely different effect. Imagine if the image below didn’t use natural frames as a highlight… would it be the same?
Point of View
When capturing a particular feeling or emotion within a photo, point of view is very important. Often, motion is a key factor, and the way that motion is captured can completely alter our perception of it. Jumping, moving or holding a pose during the filming process can create some amazing effects.
We at Fotor hope you find these tips useful for the next time you want to take that special image. And remember; check our website and facebook to see any competitions and activities to get involved in!
– The Fotor Team