Breaking the Rules of Cinematic Composition

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” – Albert Einstein Filmmaking and photography have a lot of rules. Once we learn these rules, we then have the ability to choose to apply or break them. Let’s discuss three traditional cinematic composition “rules” and how to […]

Food Photography Tips: Lighting, Composition & Mood

As in any still-life or product photography, there are essential elements and techniques that will make your food and beverage photography stand out. The first essential element in food photography is Lighting. I believe that lighting is everything when it comes to food photography. The proper lighting set up is key in setting yourself apart […]

6 Snow Day Photo Tips for Better Winter Portraits

With all the snow coming our way, I thought it appropriate to look up some relevant photo tips you can use this winter when taking portraits in the snow. The following are 6 tips from various sources compiled here for your enjoyment and education: 1. EXPOSE PROPERLY Check out this video from Photographer Tony Northrup […]

An In-Depth Lesson On Composing An Image

The following Blender Guru Tutorial was created with the CG artist in mind, but I think we can all agree that the points made are useful to both photographers and filmmakers alike. What I liked most about the tutorial was that it not only shows you examples of good image composition, it also shows us badly […]