Can You Improve Your Artistic Eye?

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Outdoor Photographer’s Dave Willis interviewed professional photographers Richard Hamilton Smith and William Neil recently and they all share their insights on expanding your sense of style.

It all starts with a good subject, according to Smith, and “once you’ve selected your subject, it’s important to maintain the balance of the shot.”

Then there are composition rules that one needs to understand very well then break occasionally. “For a person who’s just learning to make pictures, it’s fine to work with the rule of thirds, but don’t stop there,” he said.

For his part, Neil said “editing is where all the learning takes place.” Practice by proofing your work, and crop where apt.

Finally he says experiment and go with your gut when taking photos. “The best shots for me end up being a gut feeling,” Smith concludes.

[Via: OutdoorPhotographer.com]

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

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