Interviews and pieces-to-camera are probably the most common assignments I’m asked to film. It’s important that everyone in front of the camera is made to feel comfortable and not rushed in recording the story or task they have to tell. Whether in the street or a comfortable studio or office.
Moving in even tighter, cropping out most of the body, and focusing on your subject’s face brings you closer to feeling that eye-to-eye, soul-to-soul connection (Figure 4.8) with your subject. You can make out the texture of the Harbor seal’s fur, the length of its whiskers, the way its mouth
Another thing to remember when photographing wildlife is the old “push/pull.” Animals have personalities, and you want to show that. But you don’t want to be working really tight with long lenses all the time. You need to show their environment too—habitat says a lot. Back off and use wide-angle
Do you often meet a doctor who will cure your teeth, examine your heart, make you fingernails look fine and then help you with your childhood psychological trauma again, if you get to know that a person is a photographer, do you expect him to be good at everything? Landscapes,
I like to photograph portraits as much as the next person, but to really get a sense of your subject, try to capture behavior shots that tell more about its personality and life. Behavior encompasses basically everything your subject does, from eating to sleeping, courting, mating, raising its young, and
Traditional flowers, romance and pastel-pink color palettes might leave you cold. If you’re more of a fun-loving, totally individual type, there are plenty of laid-back and quirky photographers who specialise in capturing free-spirited, out-of-the-ordinary wedding parties that don’t take themselves too seriously. This type of photographer can be a great
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