As soon as a photographer gets their hands on a camera, one of the first types of shots they want to create is the silhouette. In addition to only looking awesome, silhouettes can be incredibly dynamic in how they convey drama, mystery, emotion, and mood. They stand out because of simplicity but also the story they tell. In a nutshell, here’s how it’s done: Silhouettes occur when your background is brighter than your subject. The best way to achieve this is to use a light source as the background and place your subject between it and the camera.
Enjoy taking photographs? Well, you might be considering to take your love of photography to the online world and establish a beautiful photography portfolio website that showcases your skills and expertise. However, in today's highly competitive photography market, it is not only difficult to stand out but also to promote it among your targeted audience and yield the expected results.
If you’re looking to scale your online store’s operations, then shooting high-quality product images should be your number one priority. However, considering the limited bandwidth and the high cost of hiring professional photographers, it can be difficult for those working on a small budget to produce amazing imagery required to generate increased conversions. If this sounds like you, here are 8 tips you can implement in order to create incredible e-commerce photography on a tight budget.
While it might seem like there is an unlimited number of images in the different stock photography libraries available, it can be difficult to find ones that look like they are unique to your site. Then there’s the fact that even if they do look unique, there is usually nothing to stop someone else using the same image unless there is the option to pay for exclusive right, which can be very costly. Furthermore, capturing the correct tone, setting and subject matter with a generic stock photo is not easy.
Stock photography is the great leveller. Businesses of all kinds, through stock photographs, have access to a high quality, impressively diverse, fit for purpose catalogue of images that can boost sales and improve the professionalism of the customer’s website or business. Traditionally, these images have come from stock photo agencies, and thus customers, at the whim of the content producers, have had limited choice when it comes to price and producer. With technological progress however, things are starting to change.
There’s something about smoke that is just so... cool. The way it moves through the air of its own volition, seemingly with a mind of its own. The way the light catches the particles, creating body transparent, translucent, and opaque. It could be argued that this is part of the appeal of cigarette smoking—the image of a person leaning against the wall, a cigarette slack between the first two fingers, with smoke trailing, wisping into nothingness.