photography is challenging and the same time an exciting,
glamorous field. When you deal with celebrities, firstly
you have very little time to work within. There is always
a time constraint even after you pin down a celebrity
for a photo session. You have to therefore have good infrastructure
and be ready with the necessary equipment. You have to
plan the shot and adjust your camera, before asking your
celebrity to pose.
faces are well known so the key lies in attempting to
capture something a little different, to create a different
perspective. You need to build a good rapport with the
celebrity and have to persevere to get the right mood
to capture the real essence of the person. If you are
photographing the celebrity for an ad, then the strategy
behind the ad has to be considered to blend in the celebrity’s
expressions and posture to suit the requirements of the
sum up, the discussion - Wildlife photography requires
you to brave rough conditions and thoroughly understand
the habitat and behavior of the animal. The relevant and
useful tools in your camera system are the right lenses
and center-weighted metering if you are into shooting
wildlife. Landscape photography requires you to be a wandering
explorer, constantly seeking out those spectacular scenic
settings. You mainly need wide-angle lenses in your camera
system to demonstrate depth and scale in your picture.
Sports events need a good vantage point and if you want
to freeze the high action in the game, you have to learn
and hone the skill of panning. Photojournalism calls on
your social and political consciousness and is the art
of visually unfolding a story, while Fashion photography
requires ideation and out-of-the-box thinking. The impact
of Black & White treatment can be heightened during
the processing phase using various techniques and, Celebrity
photography is not all glamour. Capturing the right mood
and the essence of the celebrity becomes the key to a
good shot and you often work within time constraints.
is apparent that different photography streams each have
their own specialized approaches and style of treatment.
Your mind-set and your interests should influence the
path that you choose as a photographer.
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