A couple of years into teaching myself photography, I began to wonder how other photographers made their photos so bright and luminous. I love luminous, light filled images but I just couldn’t seem to get my photos to pop with light the way other photographers did. I knew it wasn’t my camera. Browsing the camera pages on Flickr I could see that other photographers with the same camera as me could achieve the effect I so desired, but for me it remained illusive until I learned three pieces of technique. In this tutorial, I’m going to take the guess work out of it and share all I know about making your photos look bright, light filled and luminous.
‘Waiting for the Train’ is the first watercolour illustration I’ve done that I’m really pleased with. I started learning to draw back in September, but I have been pretty tentative with watercolour. The reason for this is that I didn’t want to try and learn too many skills at once. As such, I’ve been focusing on drawing animals and people from lots of different angles but I haven’t really attempted backgrounds.
In this photography tutorial I explain white balance as an introduction to a longer post I plan to write on colour theory. White balance is a key setting in photography, but it’s something that beginners often overlook. If you have ever found yourself looking through photographs you’ve taken indoors under artificial lighting or outside under street lighting and wondered why they’re so yellow and what you can do about it, then this tutorial will help you. This tutorial will also be useful if you’re an artist or Etsy seller who needs to photograph true to life images of artwork or products for your online portfolio, Instagram page or shop.
February has been a quiet month filled with cross country races, comic books, trips to the Botanical Gardens and Winterbourne and evenings playing music together. These monthly videos are a bit of a challenge for me, as I worry that they’re not all that interesting. They are an accurate record of our life though, and I love that they feature lots of clips of Minou.