Become a Professional Photographer with Fotor (Part 2)
As you have seen in our previous blog post (Become a Photographic Expert with Fotor – Part 1) there are a few simple but important guidelines one should consider when taking or making alterations to a great photo. In this guide, we are going to continue our examination of some key elements, to take you one step closer in becoming a pro!
We mentioned in our previous blog that ‘Point of View’ is key in taking amazing shots. Particularly for more artistic photos, the angle and view of a camera are paramount. Similarly, perspective is particularly important for creating surreal or illusionary images. With the correct use of perspective, elements like time and space can be manipulated to bring out an amazing image.
Monochrome and Highlighting
That classic B&W finish will always be popular. By making an otherwise colourful image into grayscale, you can highlight different parts, places and details of the image. And we call this feature “Color Splash“. However, sometimes we need to ‘up the ante’ when it come to highlighting, which is why using selective ‘greyscaling’ can bring out some particularly amazing results. Indeed, such techniques are used in various blockbuster movies for the same reason. By allowing one part of an image to retain its colour, all attention is drawn exactly to where you want it.
We all love high definition and high quality images, but sometimes the effect we want is the exact opposite. Distortion as a photo editing effect is the deliberate manipulation of an image to make it less clear, allowing for some amazing effects and styles. The use of ‘bokeh’ to sharpen parts of an image is already well understood by most photographers, however, taking a picture on a broken, reflective surface or mirror can have some amazing effects!
Picasso was a master of the abstract image, now you can be as well through some simple experimentation and creative flair! Abstract images are designed not only to startle and amaze, but also to use unconventional forms and shape to depict something real and present. While these concepts may seem to conflict, in abstract photography they are necessary. The image below is a particularly good example, depicting a ‘Blade Runner-esque’ cityscape using simple photo editing.
In practicing the effects, styles and techniques detailed above, you are now well on your way not only to becoming truly pro in the way you take pictures, but also to unlocking the full extent of your own creativity. We at Fotor are here to help you every step of the way!
Stay tuned for Part 3!