Don’t Forget the Details!

Here’s a quick tip to keep in mind when you are out shooting: don’t forget the details! Details? What details? Details help tell the story of what you saw. They may seem insignificant, but they are really important. I picked up that little tip from reading Joe McNally’s two books. An editor once told him to always shoot the details.

If you want to get a better idea of what I’m talking about, take a look at the work of any successful wedding photographer. They shoot lots and lots of detail shots and there is a lot to be learned by viewing their detail shots. Even if you don’t shoot weddings, at a minimum you will get an idea of what types of subjects to seek out for your detail shots. Shooting dancers? Think ‘shoes’. Guitarist? Think ‘fingers’. I think you’re getting the idea here.

So next time you’re shooting a portrait session, an event, a birthday party, or whatever else you may be shooting, remember the details!

That’s it for today. I hope you guys are having a great week and no one’s been working too hard. The weekend is almost here so don’t forget to back up your photos!


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