How to Create Pictures

If you’re around a camera, whether it’s a point and shoot, digital SLR, or a professional full frame sensor like the Canon 5d Mark ii, you’ve heard the phrase, “I’m going to take a picture.”  You then use your iphone, or whatever is handy and take your picture.  You quiver with excitement as you transfer it to your computer, thoughts of pulitzers and future shoots with celebrities on your mind, only to find that the picture you saw when you released the shutter looks nothing like that mess on your computer screen. 

Which brings me to my point: if you want to take a picture you’ll get a picture.  But if you want to CREATE a picture, then you might end up with something incredible.  Taking a picture implies just that, a snapshot of whatever you see.  Creating a picture is entirely different.  If you’ve wondered why professional photographers have amazing photos it’s because they’ve created a picture. 

Creating a picture is not easy. It requires time to find a location, determine the lighting that will be most beneficial for your subject, adjusting the lighting by either adding a source from a flash or more powerful spotlight of some sort, prepping the subject whether it’s a person or inanimate object, and then using your knowledge of exposure (ISO, shutter speed, and aperture), to accurately capture what you see in your mind.  Then there’s the post processing, which involves an intimate knowledge of photoshop and/or lightroom (if you’re a PC user). 

Some photographers are incredibly knowledgeable about the technology they wield and use it to their advantage, others have a natural gift and their camera is an extension of that.  Either way, the point is, GREAT pictures are not TAKEN, they are CREATED.


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