The first thing I noticed when looking at this photo is that the paintings in the background are a little distracting. By using the Brush Tool and sampling the colors from the wall it’s easy to simply paint over them and then mask out the subjects. This helps draw attention directly to the focal point and creates a cleaner photo.
Cropping in is a quick fix to balance your composition. Try using the rule of thirds, already visible when you click on the Crop Tool!
Curves Adjustment Layers are great for color toning, as well as brightening the shadows and dark areas of an image. This will make a big difference in your contrast levels. Darkening the edges and adding a vignette will also improve the composition. The vignette makes it seem as if the light was falling directly on the dancers.
Twitter is a great way to engage in real-time conversation with people in your industry, as well as potential clients for your photography business. Here’s how you can use Twitter to connect with the people and experiment with different types of content to see what works.
What you need to know about aspect ratios and how you can use them in your photography. This is a must-read for any modern photographer, as we discuss the ratios online technology requires and how you can experiment with different aspect ratios to stand out.
A social media powerhouse today, Instagram can help you reach new potential clients and grow your photography business. Here’s everything you need to know to build a community of followers who know, like and trust you and who want what your business offers.
Freelancing can be one of the more rewarding ways to make a living in professional photography. Whether you’re looking for more freedom to pick and choose your projects, or want to nail down a couple long-term contracts, here are the best places to find freelance photography jobs online.
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