As part of the Evolve training workshop on Wednesday I was teaching the delegates how to shoot for big pictures. A big product on a wall of a client’s home can make a dramatic impact on the mood of the place it is in. The bigger the mood change in the room, the higher the perceived value etc. So that got me thinking what constitutes an ideal picture to print big? Photographers like Jo De Banzie are fantastic at taking the ‘big pictures’ of children, so I thought I’d share a few of my own.
It’s not just the viewpoint, or the telephoto perspective that makes the shot. The picture makes the viewer think nice things and draws them in, that is the key to the success of this photograph. The timeless nature is partly down to the post production effect that Marko has applied. It harks back to the 70’s and borrows heavily from pictures of the past. Shot on my new 5D mk2 at ISO 100 this frame will go as big as I want it too. I think it would be a great roller blind for a kitchen window, or a large canvas in a white room. My point is, that some shots by their simple thought provoking essential qualities are worth thousands of pounds while others of a more obvious nature are relegated to be part of a multi-frame or one of many prints in an album.
Both the above pictures rely on strong graphical shapes and careful subject placement to make them work.
If you want to learn how to create picture looks like these in post production then why not come to our one day spectacular event in Hampshire where Marko will be demonstrating the art of adding value to an image in the computer. Or if you want the Lovegrove creative Photoshop actions and the Lightroom presets come to Marko’s new training events here.