Also in this issue:
- More features nobody's talking about
- Upcoming books and seminars
The Importance of Pre-Visualizing Your Image
In my seminars I give examples of how pre-visualizing your images before you even pick up your camera is the single best thing you can do that will result in high-impact photos. It helps you solidify in your mind the rules of composition you're employing, and increases your awareness of your lighting and your backgrounds. If your goal is to have people say "Wow!" to your images, this technique gets you there faster than, say, buying more gear.
Going further, to help me in this regard I'll sometimes sketch out my compositions first. To wit:
|The sketch (left), and the final product (right).|