We’re pretty big fans of Google+ over here at PictureCorrect–find us and follow us here–so, needless to say, we were pretty excited to see the social network put together a seminar with best selling photography author, Scott Kelby. The well-known author has made a name for himself by teaching photographers at all levels to break away from the typical “rules of thirds, leading lines, repeating pattern” approach. Kelby instead insists upon the importance of working a scene to get exactly what you want out of it.
In the seminar Kelby himself takes viewers on an educational walk through of his personal workflow, starting with composition and ending with a finished, edited photograph. Don’t let the length of this seminar–just over an hour long–discourage you from watching it. Kelby is an excellent presenter, injecting occasional humor into the show to break up any tediousness. In fact, you may want to grab a notepad to take down some notes. Clear out you schedule and attend the virtual seminar right here.
“Your job when you’re editing isn’t to come up with 50 good photos, your job is to look at 50 photos that look the same and come up with best one.”
Outside of actually shooting, editing, and preparing photographs for use, Kelby also shares an assortment of advice on furthering one’s career as a professional photographer. He talks to us about how to select photographs to use in our portfolios and just how important a good portfolio can be in terms of marketing our talents. Essentially, patience, a critical eye, and good decision making can make a difference between a successful career and mediocre one.
Feel free to bookmark this page if you don’t have time to commit to the entire seminar right now. By the end of the seminar, chances are you’ll have a refreshing new outlook on how to go about doing what it is you love to do, assuming you what you love is taking photographs.
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