Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Snapshot Vs. Real Photography

Next time you look at a picture in a magazine, be aware that a lot of work was put into those pictures. From the perspective of a beginner photographer (just over a year now) I tried to replicate how much is involved in these photoshoots and I can tell you it's a lot of work. The cactus picture that I shot below was a two hour exercise including the post-processing of the image in the computer. Here I took my time in setting up the tripod, the camera, and the flower pot and I kept thinking -  what if I was dealing with a live model under time constraints, I would be fully stressed out. I think I will remain a beginner for a while