We are all familiar with the perfectly lit, painstakingly styled studio photos of crisp lettuce or shiny tomatoes like the ones you see in advertising or on food packaging. A new trend has been emerging in food photography for some time now, which is becoming increasingly widespread: The photos are dark with atmospheric light accents on the food and exciting rustic textures.
No, we're not talking here about player formations in football or a rather adventurous type of relationship! The golden triangle is instead a classical rule of composition used in paintings and photography. This timeless rule states that to create a harmonious image, the main subject should describe the shape of a triangle. The reason: This kind of arrangement exudes peace while the symmetry conveys clarity and harmony.
Tobias Kuhl is currently writing his doctor's thesis at the University of Bonn. Whenever his head gets overloaded with thoughts about specialist literature, he heads out into the countryside with his camera and the Tamron 150-600mm super-telephoto lens. In the Tamron blog, he gives tips about how he manages to create his impressive wildlife photographs …
The shutter speed together with the aperture control the exposure. However, depending on the subject, not every speed is suitable. Here are a few tips for taking better photographs.
Why do we take photographs? To keep hold of those special moments is usually the first answer to this question – “to capture every moment” as it says on my t-shirt from Photokina. But that’s not all. Capturing what is actually there forms just one aspect of photography but so much more is possible: Through photography we are capable of producing completely new images, moments and stories, transforming our imagination into reality and becoming more creative both in ourselves and in what we do.