Essential Photography Skills: Composition and Narrative

Essential Photography Skills: Composition and Narrative

Of all the essential photography skills you should learn, composition is probably the most important, swiftly followed by narrative. In this article I’m going to try to convey how this works in real life and why it is not to be confused with narrative. Composition and Narrative When you first pick up a camera, having…

How to Take Better Photographs using a Shared Visual Language

How to Take Better Photographs using a Shared Visual Language

A Shared Visual Language The premise of this article is that understanding and absorbing visual patterns will help you to share a common visual language and take better photographs. Let me explain. When I was at film school, I was frustrated by what I perceived to be the relegation of technical skills in favour of…

Successful Street Photography for Introverts

Successful Street Photography for Introverts

For some people, the idea of street photography is a trigger for excruciating self consciousness and massive anxiety. Indeed, street photography for introverts can be as painful as a trip to the dentist. Personally, I’m more afraid of dentists than I am of people, but approaching strangers is definitely out of my comfort zone. The…