22 October 2009

Tips From David Noton

Recently, I have been asked many questions on photography. I read very interesting tips from 50 professionals photographers in the world which was published in Digital Camera magazine September 09 issue. Let them tell you the tips instead of me because what i say might cause controversy. Anyway, i will try to include all the 50 pro advice in every entry for all of us to learn.
This is David Noton (http://www.davidnoton.com) a pro. in landscape photography. This is what he said "When I first got into photography I thought I could take my camera for a walk and come back with stunning images, but of course I gradually realised that it doesn't work like that. You can read about technique until the cows come home, but what's really the key is learning the tried and tested method of scouting a location, previsualising the light, planning a shoot and finally returning again and again until the conditions are perfect to create an award-winning image that will have your friends and family frothing at the mouth"

My Story

Last week we, had lunch for Raya celebration. While everybody was busy taking photo of the event, I took photos differently. I asked individuals to pose for me and I gave instructions. I wasn't interested in taking candid group photos or taking photos of people eating and sitting and talking...those are a bit dull (Just my Seposen Opinion la..no need to argue. Hahahaha) Here are some results to share...



21 Reptozian Messages:

Mei Teng said...

I like what David Noton said. Thanks for sharing.

eynda said...

Wah!! Best...best la gambar2 yg you ambik tu... i likeee :-) Betul apa yg David Noton cakap tu :-)

ladyviral said...

Very nice pictures. Nice models too ;).

I don't enjoy candid pictures too especially when people take pictures from the back.

Doesn't make the person outstand but makes them look weird because they are at their most comfortable position and eventually, not something that most people would like to be shot :P.

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

I have to agree with David Noton. I have come home with pics and found they were no where what I had envisioned. Thanks for sharing and btw, nice pics, as always!

Willie said...

MeiTeng > I love it too and indeed is very true.

Eynda > Kan? kan? dia tuh dah pro.

LadyViral > I take candid photos but i will be very careful not to disgrace a person.

Judy > Hello Judy. Thanks for the compliment.

Rudy said...

Pre Visualization ya penting bfore kita ambik gambar..

Ivy Metaga said...

betul2..ambik gambar smpi chantek hehehe....

Willie said...

Rudy > Menar ya Rudy.

IvyMetaga > Hahaha

Coffee Girl... said...

Dude... who's the guy in red? i think i've seen him somewhere before

Bengbeng said...

i normally arrive at an even with preconceived ideas of what i want to shoot,sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt :)

thanks for sharing the tips. i like the first pic the most

HoneyBUZZin said...

I love photography too...those pictures on my blogs are taken by myself...
I hope to get a better shot...
I always find it difficult to snap a picture when you have a glass in between...like taking pictures from your plane seat...from a moving fast boat....
Hemmm....any tips sir?

rainfield61 said...

Every time I return to a same place, I always discover new thing and get to understand the place better, and better for photography as well.

wenn said...

photography needs lot of analysis..

Krisno said...

hehehe...good photos..

Mummy Gwen said...

Your pics are very well captured. :) Oh...don't take pics of me eating please..haha.

Sean said...

nice potrait but looks conversional!

Sean said...

if all of us hv a camera like david noton, we will captured the same images, nuthin to impress :)

foongpc said...

Nice photos! And good advice from David Noton : )

Ayie said...

Thanks for sharing, nice photos too!

cyrildason said...

second photo is my fav, and I guess group phoros are boring.

I prefer taking candid shots =P

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