These behind the scenes videos from Trey Ratcliff are great. Here is one shot in Paris discussing the capture of the Eiffel Tower in various ways including a puddle reflection. Highly recommend this series.
If you really want to be successful with your photography career and get into wedding photography or any other area of digital photography for that matter, then you are going to have to take the time to learn more about the different digital photography techniques that you can use. Only by finding out about digital photography techniques that are tried and true and which are going to help you here, will you ever be able to become a successful photographer and make it in your field.
Of all the different digital photography techniques that you could learn more about, there are a couple that are really important.
Field of View
When it comes to different digital photography techniques, one that you are definitely going to need to learn more about is field of view. This means that you are going to be able to look around a scene to encompass a broader view than what you would be able to get with certain lenses. This means that you could actually point the camera in several adjacent directions for each exposure.
In turn this is going to be able to give you a much wider view and which has a lot more detail than if you were to just take one single picture. However you have to realize that this is sort of going to be like creating a single image from a mosaic of images, which can be pretty difficult. However once you get it down, you will be able to take incredible scenic shots, which can span as far as you can imagine. It literally and figuratively opens up a whole new world for you.
You are also going to want to take the time to learn more about the dynamic range of the different digital photography techniques. Basically what this means is that you are going to get the right exposure for your picture so that it has the right contrast and is going to look correct as a finished product.
When you are discerning detail and improving the local contrast, this has to do with dynamic range. You need to make sure that your pictures are not going to be underexposed where they usually end up too dark, or overexposed where it just looks like a light of flash and there is no real picture to make out.
These are just two of the many great techniques in digital photography that you can learn about and use in your own photography career and of course it’s just a starting point. You’ll want to start by getting a decent dslr camera, a tripod and some good editing software such as Photoshop. Once you have the equipment in place, don’t be afraid to get out there and make lots of mistakes!
Here are a few references for you to get started.
- Digital Photography School
- Go to to Google+ and start “circling” photographers. There is a thriving network here.
- Easy Steps To Advanced Photography Skills by Trey Radcliffe