JESSICA TRINH SHARES some of her
photos along with tips on how amateur
and professional photographers alike
might be able to capture the same spirit.
1. Interaction. Always establish some sort of
interaction in the photo, whether it be with
props, people or animals.
2. Lighting. Lighting always sets the mood,
and the best kind of lighting is natural lighting.
3. Colors. Colors liven up a photo and make
the photo more interesting to the eye.
4. Create an atmosphere. Always set the
mood and create an atmosphere first. This is
extremely important, because it is the foundation of every good photo.
5. Establish an emotion. What sort of emotion is this image creating? Happy? Angry?
Sad? This is one of the great ways to have
your audience relate to your photo.
6. Let the subject be natural. With dogs,
it is always best to see what kind of expression they make instead of you forcing them
to pose unnaturally.
7. Create a concept with a story. Most of
my photos have a concept behind them to
reinforce an idea I have. This way, I make
sure my photos are interesting and different.
8. Different angles. One of the best ways
to try something new is to try a new angle,
whether it be upside down or sideways.
9. Focus. Keep in mind what you want the
focus to be on, and do not stray away from
that. Focus on focusing.
10. Find your style. This is the most important of them all. You must find who you are in
the world of photography. This is what makes
you different from everyone else. Your style is
how you approach the photo, the idea behind
the photo and how you edit the photo.
Editing is extremely important, so practice,
Tablet or smartphone? Scan or click here for a slideshow featuring more of Jessica Trinh’s photos. (See page 5 for help.)
PHOTOS B Y: JESSICA TRINH
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