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Transforma..

Elâine Cristine has added a photo to the pool:

Transforma..

“Gosto de borboletas.
Me fazem lembrar que na vida,
tudo se transforma.
Sempre.”

(Vanessa Leonardi)

Obrigada pelas visitas =)

[from Graffi’s That Retro Lo-Fi Look group on Flickr]

Double exposure

l’estropié has added a photo to the pool:

Double exposure

Semflex
kodak vericolor (expired)
Saint-etienne

[from Graffi’s That Retro Lo-Fi Look group on Flickr]

Old bikes in the city.

blog2nice has added a photo to the pool:

Old bikes in the city.

[from Graffi’s That Retro Lo-Fi Look group on Flickr]

8 reasons your photos still look like snapshots

8 reasons your photos still look like snapshots: 01. You’re not paying enough attention to the light

Photography can be a frustrating business when you’re a beginner. If you spend long enough browsing online photo sharing websites like 500px or Flickr, you may be both inspired and infuriated in equal measure. How do other photographers get their pictures to look so good? Why do my photos look like snaps while everyone else’s look like works of art? What camera trickery do they know that I don’t?

The good news is that you’re not alone: no photographer started creating magic the minute they picked up a camera. It can take months or years of work until you’re completely happy with the pictures you take. But there are some steps you can take today to stop your photos looking like snapshots. In their latest guest blog post the team at Photoventure offer some suggestions…

Tips to Emphasize Your Subject in Photography

When you watch a movie there is one element that never changes: a leading character. The whole movie centers around this leading player and the story is created around this subject. It is no different with a still image, like a photograph. Each photo should have its lead character, called the subject, around which the image is created.

photography subject

By creating this center of interest you form a visual focal point that anchors the eye of the viewer and holds it there. Everything else is discovered by the eye in relation to this one focal point. How the eye moves into the rest of the image is determined by this point. So in order for you to create a successful image you need to emphasize the subject. This is done in one of several ways, so let’s take a look:

1. Get in closer

When you get in really close to the subject it starts to fill the whole frame and the eye can no longer miss the subject. It powerfully directs your attention to the subject, as there is nothing else in the image to compete with it. It is a simple but dramatic emphasis of a subject. Use your feet more often when shooting and you will see just how dynamic the resulting images are.

2. Get further away

This may not seem a great idea in order to emphasize your subject. Picture this. The subject is a light house and there is an azure blue sky reflected in an ocean topped by white foam. The bold red and white lighthouse on the horizon is in stark contrast to the blue of the sky and ocean. It may not fill the image but it still dominates the scene in relation to the rest of it. Placed in the correct position it becomes even more striking.

3. Selective focus

Using a small aperture to control the depth of field, or depth of focus, lifts the subject out of a background that is now blurred by the very shallow depth of field. With the background details now blurred the subject stands out against it in clear focus. This simplifies the images and causes all attention to be focused on the subject.

farewell to summer

www.matteovarsi.com has added a photo to the pool:

farewell to summer

Polaroid 664 expired film
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pinhole camera

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soul below

TIBBA69 has added a photo to the pool:

soul below

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CLUB X | MELBOURNE

Anita Waters has added a photo to the pool:

CLUB X | MELBOURNE

Zenit e
Kodak Colorplus 200
Film

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Roosevelt Bar

thedecentexposure has added a photo to the pool:

Roosevelt Bar

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