Hello Fellow Members!!
From now on, every sunday there'll be a journal featuring some of the best photos in two categories (two different each week, of course
), as well as some tips on taking a good photography in that field, written by our Staff
This week's categories are "People and Portraits" and "Macro and Closeup".We'll start with the Macro and Closeup feature, which as been done by
What Makes A Good Macro Shot:
There are a few things that make for a good macro shot.
Good focus is the biggest thing. That's why macros are so facinating, they show us facinating things. A spider's 8 eyes, for example, or an ant's face. A macro shot can being us closer to what we're familiar with and love, and they can also bring us into alien landscapes.
Macros can also show great motion, smoke drifting away from a cigarette or match, a spider getting ready climb across his web, or a drop of water about to hit the surface.
Lighting is also important. You can have the best shot ever ruined if you over/under expose the shot. That goes for any type of shot.
So remember, focus, movement, and lighting.People and Portraits, written by
The trick to a good portrait is capturing the essence of the human subject. And I'm not just talking wrinkles and sparkling eyes, I'm talking emotions. The emotions a subject can pull you in and make you think, "What are they feeling right now?" That's what you want to have; a human connection on a emotional level. Good lighting and appropriate settings help accentuate the mood, and essentially make the photo a piece of art that you want to see!
Congratulations to all those that have been featured, the photographs are really good.
Keep an eye out for the next feature ("Scapes and Nature" and "Cities and Architecture").