Another Classic Technique (Two Photographs)

GrasshopperTo view more of my photography please click on www.rakmilphotography.com

It’s important to focus the eyes of your audience on your subject and there are many ways to do this. One of them has become much simpler with the advent of digital photography and software. A slight vignette (darkening of the edges of the photo) will push your audience’s eyes into the photograph (first photo); similarly increasing the brightness of your subject is also used. Both can help with somewhat messy backgrounds. Some people insist on putting a vignette on every image and perhaps I should do it more often. Vignettes should be minimal almost invisible, your eye sees them but you hardly notice.

Grasshopper-2

18 responses

  1. Beautiful photographs, and thank you for the tip!

    Liked by 1 person

    April 29, 2016 at 6:29 am

  2. Wonderful images of a delightful wee creature.

    Liked by 1 person

    April 29, 2016 at 8:26 am

  3. I vacillate on their usage; in the end it depends on the subject and what I am trying to convey. I have a friend who uses it on every image he takes.

    Liked by 1 person

    April 29, 2016 at 9:12 am

  4. MK

    Thanks for that tip Victor. I seldom think of using that little boost.

    Liked by 1 person

    April 29, 2016 at 11:43 am

  5. Thank you for a great tip, I shall have to try it!

    Liked by 1 person

    April 29, 2016 at 5:53 pm

  6. Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

    April 29, 2016 at 5:58 pm

  7. Good to think about. I rarely use the many features available in my editor. Perhaps I’ll play around with them to see what they can do. Maybe you could post more on the editor features?

    Liked by 1 person

    April 29, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    • Will certainly try. I do write my posts many weeks in advance. I will see what’s coming up.

      Liked by 1 person

      April 29, 2016 at 6:30 pm

  8. I used to do it way too much. I did it recently with an image and I regretted it. You’re right…sometimes and just subtly. Love the capture!

    Like

    May 1, 2016 at 10:20 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s