How to make extraordinary sketches in ordinary life
- Dec 11, 2019
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The so-called sketch photography is to discover the pictures worthy of recording from life, and take beautiful surprises through the eyes of photography, which tests the photographer's observation and imagination of the surrounding things, and uses his own photography skills and experience to turn the decadent into the magic. In fact, as long as you master the light and make good use of the colors, lines, and even the built-in functions of the fuselage, and cooperate with the appropriate composition, I believe you can also take a piece of enjoyable sketch.
Behind the excellent works, there are two sharp photographic eyes
One of the joys of using photography eyes to shoot ordinary surprise photography is to constantly find surprise in the corner from the beginning, and sketch photography is the best interpretation. Therefore, unlike the simple and easy to see theme such as shooting the morning and dusk scenery, sketch photography needs to take a keen observation and integrate the thinking of color, light, shadow and composition to jump out of the ordinary category and turn the image into an extraordinary work.
▲ Canon EOS 700d + EF 17-40mm F4 l USM 17mm end. Aperture F4, shutter 1 / 40s, ISO 200, custom white balance, AV aperture prerequisite, raw to JPEG.
Using color to express the emotional color of image is changeable, and it is not only in color. Color is endowed with various meanings in different places and uses. In terms of red, it can represent happiness, love and celebration, but it can also be dangerous, bloody and vigilant. Therefore, when photographing the theme of sketch, color is usually used to inject visual focus into the image. In addition, the depth of the color will also affect the psychological feelings of the viewer, such as the deep and bright color, which can not only bring people a happy and lively atmosphere, but also produce positive energy in the viewer's heart; and the light color with low saturation will give the imagination space beyond words.
Rich color and clever thinking in composition are indispensable elements in sketch photography.
Therefore, when looking for shooting themes, we should first pay attention to the influence of color based on the subject, such as whether they are complementary or what kind of information they send out? Can we make the subject stand out from the screen through color? Even through the change and arrangement of color, we can make the image have a sense of vitality and vitality, so as to successfully catch the eye of the viewer. But the performance of color is closely related to the light. In other words, it is very important to master the texture and direction of light by properly using the color performance to add points to the sketch works.
▲ through the reflection of composition and water wave light and shadow, let the sketch image faithfully present the current mood atmosphere.
Light can be roughly divided into hard light and soft light. Under different tonal light, the performance of color will also be different. For example, the direct sunlight on a sunny day can fully show the bright colors of the subject. On a cloudy day or through the soft light coming in through the window, soft and low contrast colors will be shot, but the color performance is often more real. In addition, backlight and low light are also good opportunities for sketch photography. Under the backlight, the light transmittance of some subjects can be used, together with spot metering to measure the light of the subject, so as to take a visual work with transparent color; while in the low light night or indoor, the advantages of the camera's pure high sensitivity can be used well, together with the lens is anti hand shock mechanism, it can also take an impressive sketch image.
▲ take pictures with backlight and reduced aperture, which is a good light and shadow sketch. The charm of light and shadow cannot be blocked
Light and shadow is absolutely one of the most indispensable elements in sketch photography. It is sometimes psychedelic and sometimes real, which can create a mysterious atmosphere. At the same time, it makes the works more colorful through different ways of expression. There is light and there is shadow, so using light and shadow to show the contrast effect between light and dark can not only add vitality to the image, but also successfully attract the eyes of the viewer, so how to make good use of light and shadow effect to add points to the image is the focus that the photographer needs to pay attention to. In the environment of natural light, if you want to take charming light and shadow performance, the most suitable time is usually in the early morning and dusk, because at this time, the illumination angle of the light source is the oblique light, which can not only produce charming light and shadow effect, players can easily take beautiful light and shadow works as long as they get the correct exposure value for the light part with the spot metering; if you are in the artificial light source, then It is suggested that the light should be directed to the side as far as possible, and the light reflected directly or indirectly to the subject can also be used to make a rich change of light and shadow. And silhouette is another common light and shadow expression technique in sketch photography. It also uses the characteristics of light and shadow to endow the screen with the magic of eye-catching. To shoot silhouette, it can only be done under backlight. If it is combined with the change of color temperature in the morning and dusk, it will make the whole image more colorful.
It is a common shooting technique in sketch photography to use the light and shade formed by the oblique light in the afternoon.
▲ light and shadow have an indescribable charm, so use a camera to record it.
Find inspiration in geometric lines
There are many geometric lines around our life, and the lines of different directions and shapes will bring different emotions and feelings to the viewers, for example, the horizontal line and the vertical line can present a sense of stability, vastness, towering and solemnity; the circular line and the radial line usually become the visual center of the picture, and bring the visual effect of deep, extension or diffusion and contraction; and Curvilinear lines can create a sense of rhythm in the picture to guide the line of sight and give people a lively, rhythmic and beautiful emotional feeling. Therefore, just like psychology, readers can play the advantages of these line elements as long as they can understand the internal meaning represented by various lines, see the message to be delivered to the audience, and cooperate with appropriate composition. If we can strengthen the line tension of the subject with shallow depth of field, or make good use of the light and shadow changes and shadows formed by the light direction to improve the stereoscopic sense of the line, we believe that we can make the image performance better than before. In addition, in addition to the above-mentioned visible lines, you can also use the details or changes observed in life to add interesting composition elements to the picture, which can make the overall image have a more differentiated effect and impression. For example, the direction of color gradient and light and shade is the line element that can be used in composition. Color gradients have certain directionality. In addition to moving with the direction of gradients, people's vision will change in color gradients, which is also a very eye-catching effect, which is common in morning and dusk photography. In addition, light from light to dark or from dark to light is another extension of lines, which can make the picture full of tension regardless of the direction of extension Turn your eyes and aftertaste.
The composition of geometric lines is common in life, and its existence can be found as long as you pay close attention to it.
▲ properly handle the lines in the picture, which can make the picture have the effect of aesthetic feeling and guiding the line of sight at the same time. Leave blank to make the image more story
In addition to the consideration of color, light and line, the choice of picture arrangement is also a key factor affecting the visual balance of the image. Making the main body full of the picture can make people understand the emphasis at a glance, but it will make the picture too rigid. Therefore, it is suggested that players can leave appropriate blank for the image, just like a small point on the white paper. In addition to extending the imagination space of the viewer, they can also make their thoughts unrestrained. However, there are no more than two ways to leave blank here. The first is to keep only the main body and make it occupy only a small part of the picture, while the other parts are treated with a large amount of blank; the second is to take a broader perspective, and at the same time, bring the main body and related scenery into the picture, so that the audience can understand the relationship and interaction between the main body and supporting role, and give the picture more Storytelling.
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A large number of blank composition techniques can make the image have more story and imagination space. Make good use of the built-in function of the fuselage
In addition to the above-mentioned sketch photography methods, players can also make good use of the camera built-in functions for image creation, adding points for sketch photography. All the photo styles and atmosphere effects that can be determined before shooting, as well as the creative filters that can be applied before and after shooting, are image creation techniques that can be used more frequently. As long as they are set through the fuselage, they can immediately get image effects that are different from the general ones. In addition, with the help of the flip screen, it is easier to shoot from a special angle, which greatly improves the shooting method Convenience and image visibility.
▲ with a single subject and warm color temperature, and a large number of white space on the right side of the composition arrangement, the photographer should present a "solitary" atmosphere.
Make good use of the camera's flip screen and light touch shutter function, players can easily capture the sketch image with special angle.