Learning how to photograph people while traveling can help your photography on the road and at home. I use a few different methods to approach people whom I want to photograph while traveling, and I’ll try to explain that process below. I’m sure there are many other techniques that other photographers might use, and if you have any you’d like to share, please leave them in the comments.
I’ll start out by telling you that I’m not an outgoing person at all. I’m a shy guy. I always find it difficult to approach people. But I’ve learned that missing a good portrait because you didn’t ask hurts a lot more than getting rejected. If you’re also a little shy, you’ll need to practice being more bold and get out there and ask people if you can take their picture. I’m here to tell you that it’s not as hard as you think, and there’s even a little bit of a scientific process to doing it…
Kyoto, Japan - I was standing in this alleyway, waiting for someone interesting to walk by and pose for me in front of that nice wooden door in the background... Along came this Geisha. (See "The Trapping Approach")
Categories: PHOTOGRAPHY, Techniques, TRAVEL
Tags: approaching, how to, methods, people, PHOTOGRAPHY, portraits, portraiture, Techniques, TRAVEL
Being a photographer in Taiwan, I have my fair share of random pictures from my daily experiences. Here I present you with a few that I came across in the past few weeks:
Categories: PHOTOGRAPHY, Portraiture, TAIWAN, TRAVEL
Tags: 2. More Information on Taiwan, camping, child, children, concert, editorial, freelence, Hiking, life, lifestyle, music, nature, people, photographer, PHOTOGRAPHY, photojournalism, pictures, river, skipping stones, sky, street, sunset, swimming, Taipei, TRAVEL, 台灣, 台北
Corporate portraits are something you almost have to do as a professional photographer.
I recently shot a portrait for a client that wanted a very specific looking style. They’ve been running a series of ads for a long time that have a consistent look to them. Basically, one of their art directors must have come up with this brilliant, easy way to get consistently-styled photographs from different photographers.
The brilliance of this portrait is that it has style and is easy to reproduce…
Here’s how you can do it:
Categories: PHOTOGRAPHY, Portraiture, Techniques
Tags: 2. More Information on Taiwan, advice, assignment, camera, corporate, digital, DIY, DSLR, editorial, flash, freelance, help, how to, industrial, instructions, lighting, lights, magazine, people, photo, PHOTOGRAPHY, picture, portraits, strobe, Taipei, Techniques, tips, 台灣, 台北