Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Detail, part of Photography 101 (2012).
Now let's talk about details. In a scene like this you can see that we …have a, a pretty nice photo to begin with. …We have this beautiful green door, we have the orange pumpkin on here, these …red posts in the front of it, and the whole thing looks quite nice. …But if we just photograph the whole scene. …It's going to be okay, but it's not going to be a great photograph. …What I want to do is actually focus on individual details. …Now we're going to do this two different ways. …First, I want to get a shot of a particular detail up nice and close. …And that's going to be this brass doorknob right here. …And then I'm going to photograph the red post in front up close, but we're going to …make sure we include the green door in the background, so you can see the rest …of the story. So lets start with the brass handle here.…
By getting up nice and close like this, and filling the frame with it. …I can really tell the story of the door knob, and we can see this door knob in …all of detail. The detail of the paint around it and so …
- Carry and hold that DSLR like a pro
- Stabilizing the camera: from hands to water glasses to tripods
- Using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- What the buttons do
- Manually controlling your autofocus
- Working with flash
- Thinking creatively
- Buying new gear
Skill Level Beginner
1. Carry and Hold That DSLR Like a Pro
2. Stabilizing the Camera: From Hands to Water Glasses to Tripods
3. P Is Not for Perfect
4. Settings in the Real World
5. Pushing Your Buttons
6. Manually Controlling Your Autofocus
7. Flash Lights
8. Upgrading Your Light
9. Changing Your Point of View
10. Buying New Gear
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