#49 When You Need a Pro…

These amazing photographs by professional photographers all have impressive production value — they are executed and crafted with unimaginable skill. But underneath the production values, the images are beautifully composed.

See how gorgeous these are? You can't do this with your iPhone. Few can. There's a reason these people are professionals.  Photo by Chris Burkard  (https://www.chrisburkard.com/)  Off-the-rails adventure photographs

See how gorgeous these are? You can't do this with your iPhone. Few can. There's a reason these people are professionals.

Photo by Chris Burkard (https://www.chrisburkard.com/) Off-the-rails adventure photographs

Photo by Alloria Winter  (http://www.alloriawinter.com/index2.php)  Lush fantastical scenes of women.

Photo by Alloria Winter (http://www.alloriawinter.com/index2.php) Lush fantastical scenes of women.

This first part is free: composition. You don’t need anything but your phone, and you can get good. Then you’ll be able to expand. These professionals all have command over composition first, and then apply that to a wide array of more complicated productions.

There are a lot of photos you see that you simply cannot create yourself and it might be frustrating. Not with an iPhone. Not without a few things: 1. access to private or particularly hard to see places; 2. gear and tools that are usually expensive and designed to handle many situations, including lights and baffles and power and lenses and GBs; 3. extremely good technical skills using tools like Adobe Photoshop, where anything is possible photo-realistically. When I see photos that are produced through these things, I can appreciate them, but i have a different reaction to when i see something amazing, that anyone might have taken if they just happened to see things that way.

When an event IS important and you want both documentation, and artful, there are experts who love doing this, and they’re worth what you pay them.


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