How to create DEEPER images
Snap shots and postcard-style photos are fine.
But they often miss the mark when it comes to capturing the feeling – the mood of your subject.
In this video I explain the key to deeper images and give you practical tips including
- How to know when to follow composition rules, and when to bend the rules to get the best photos
- How to find the best locations for amazing photos (Hint: It’s closer than you think)
- How to use complementary colours to give your images energy and ‘life’
Plus, I give you access to a tool I use to help me see, feel and capture the soul in my photos.
It’s all in this video.
P.S. My fully updated best-selling course ‘Mastering Composition & Recipe Cards’ is almost ready to launch (so excited).
P.P.S. Did you watch my 1st video – How To Capture The Soul Of A Scene. I talk about the 2 things you need to do when you first arrive at a new scene.
In my 2nd video – 3 Tips To Create Images With Impact! I talk about why it’s so important to choose the right time and conditions before taking your image, plus tell the story of how I ended up in hospital 🙁
Thanks for all the amazing comments on these 2 videos.
Thanks for the 3 very informative videos. It is so refreshing to hear someone speak with passion and using clear language. You carefully explain how we can improve both the process and the end product of our photography. Of course it is hoped that we finish up with an image that we are happy with, but the process to get there is where the real improvement and learning occurs. The 3 videos clearly show the importance of this process.
I was a teacher for many decades and I have learned a lot from watching you and your teaching style on these videos. Thank you.
I just downloaded the Composition checklist. It is very detailed and well set out. I will print it off and put into my travel bag
BTW, are there still opportunities for people to join your African safari next April (if Covid allows this to go ahead)?
Thanks Greg and yes I think we’ve got a spot for the safari next year, and the way things are going I’m sure we’ll finally be able to go. Will contact you with details. Brent
I have really enjoyed the series of three videos, the tech side of photography is easy for me, it is finding the best composition where I struggle. A bit about me, I am not a professional photographer, photography is a hobby for me. I have worked nearly 40 years as a chemist in the pharmaceutical industry and will be retiring in November. I my retirement I plan to do a lot of travelling and taking photographs as I travel. Just one comment, and this may be picky on my part about language, but in promoting your mastering composition course you refer to recipe cards. To me the word recipe seems to reduce photography to a “cookie cutter” approach, taking the personal creativity out of it. Again maybe I am being overly picky about choice of words.
Thanks Steve. Enjoy your retirement – why not join us in Africa next year April on my BootCamp safari? I hear you about the language I use. My way of thinking about the recipe cards is like a starting point of what to do for different composition scenario and key technical things that will give you a better chance of getting it right in camera or a reminder of what to do in a certain situation if it’s been a while since you shot something like that. Then just like cooking you can add or remove ingredients and add your own twist and style to be more creative and really show what you’re feeling. I think the recipe cards help with overwhelm and analysis paralysis – becoming overwhelmed with all the options. Once you’ve followed my recipe then by all means go wild and do it your way. Also when I was starting out I would look at inspirational images and reverse engineer them to figure out how they shot it, what settings, what post processing etc. The bit I struggled with was WHY they used those settings – what they were thinking and that’s what I add to my recipe cards and that’s what my video lessons are all about… the WHY (and of course the HOW mixed into an adventure). Hope this helps. Brent
Thanks Brent for the 3 great videos. One of the problems I usually have is trying to see the scene. Your suggestions have helped tremendously.
So glad my training has helped you – that’s my goal. Brent
Thankyou Brent for such informative & easy to follow advice.Much appreciated.
My pleasure Paul
Interesting video, Brent. I love that part of the NSW Coast. (Get another hat…that one will not protect your face or ears from the summer sun in OZ.Speaking with the authority of one who has just had a chunk of sun CA cur from my nose and a skin graft.)
Thanks Anne – I do have another hat and yes I know about the sun here. Brent
Once again, Brent, an easy to understand but vitally important lesson. Excited for the launch of the Mastering Composition Course.
Please send me your Composition checklist.
Hi Brent, such very informative videos you’re making. I have been very busy and on the move the last month that I was not able to participate in the latest Bootcamp challenge. Looking forward to the next challenge.
Keep coming out with those valuable videos. They’re a great help to us novices.
I love these videos you keep putting out Brent. Along with Boot camp you have made me enjoy my photography again. You have given me the inspiration to get out with my camera, thank you.
Thank you for this comment Paul – means so much to me. Brent
Wonderful information Brent! Appreciate that you are so willing to help out other photographers.
Thanks Sara, I love helping. Brent
Please send me the free composition check list
Hi Edward – you need to click button above – give me your email address, and then I’ll send it. Enjoy. Brent
Please send free Composition Check List
Your excitement is contagious, suggestions invaluable.
Please send Composition checklist.
Hi Carol – did you get it? Signup above and you should receive an email with checklist, or be redirected to it too. Brent
Thanks Carol, glad you enjoyed it. Brent