Freestyle photography, the hobby of capturing the moment on film, is gaining in popularity.
Photojournalist Jason Crouch has been using his experience in the field to help educate his fellow students about the art of capturing moments with the right light, setting and subject matter.
“My clients are mostly students in my course and some are journalists as well,” Mr Crouch says.
“I don’t know of a better way to get people to take a selfie than to teach them about how to do it.”
I was always fascinated by photography but never really understood it as an art form.
Now that I have a photography degree I feel I’m ready to start applying the skills to other forms of photography.
The first step to learning how to photograph is to learn the basics of lighting. “
One of the big challenges for a photographer is making sure that the images you shoot are as sharp as possible, so you need to take great care with the lighting,” he says.
The first step to learning how to photograph is to learn the basics of lighting.
Mr Croust explains the basics with a series of photos.
Photo: Jason Crousts “If you don’t have any experience with the subject matter, I suggest looking at some of the tutorials that we have on the internet or online for students to pick up the basics.”
Mr Mott says it’s important to start with something simple and to try and capture something simple.
“The best photographs are usually the ones that capture the essence of the moment in an elegant and captivating way,” he explains.
“When you are photographing something simple, the results will be beautiful.”
Mr Koehler says students should start with the basics before tackling more challenging subjects.
“First, you need a good camera,” he adds.
The subjects can be as simple as a simple car or a small child.” “
Secondly, the subjects are usually too simple to be photographed properly.
The subjects can be as simple as a simple car or a small child.”
“Thirdly, try and keep the subject area as small as possible,” Mr Koeshler says.
He recommends making sure your subject is well lit and in focus.
“Don’t try to go for an extreme angle or try to create some kind of illusion of depth,” he advises.
Photo: Jules Koehlers Photo: Josh Gollwitzer It’s important that the lighting is good. “
Lastly, the lighting will determine how well the subject comes out.”
Photo: Jules Koehlers Photo: Josh Gollwitzer It’s important that the lighting is good.
Photo courtesy of Jason Crave Photography students are always looking to improve their skills and they need to practice to get the most out of their camera.
“It’s also a great opportunity to get out and try out some new techniques, such as shooting in low light,” Mr Mollner says.
Students need to develop a lot of self-confidence and be willing to work hard.
“Once they’ve got the fundamentals down, you can start experimenting with some new ways of shooting,” Mr Hinkle says.
Photo source The best photo is one that captures the essence in an inspiring way, Mr Momba says.
Mr Mooma says you should be willing be challenged.
“You don’t need to be able take every picture, but you need at least to know how to get yourself into a position to make a good photograph,” he tells students.
“In the beginning, you’ll probably be looking for a shot that doesn’t look like you, but after a while you’ll start to get an idea of what works and what doesn’t.”
It’s a lot more fun than trying to create an effect and getting that perfect shot.
“In a class like ours, you’re constantly learning from other students and we try to encourage that process,” Mr Smead says.
While learning to photograph requires discipline, the fun doesn’t stop there.
“Sometimes you need some time away from your camera to get more out of your equipment, or if you’re a little frustrated you can take it easy and get your bearings,” Mr Bowers says.
For those with little experience in photography, it’s an opportunity to expand your knowledge of the subject.
“There are certain subjects where you’ll want to take photos that you don,t have any previous experience with,” Mr Eames says.
”If you’re not a student, you might not know what you’re looking at.