Tag: Faruk Akbas

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Practical Suggestions for Travelling Photographers – Faruk Akbas Be cool! No matter which kind of a photographer you are, first of all, you are a photographer and the purpose of your trip is clear. Forget everything, just focus on your business, in short, light and composition! Read more about our ambassador here.

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Practical Suggestions for Travelling Photographers – Faruk Akbas Keep the range wide! Widen your photo portfolio by including the venues. This diversity will enrich your narration while contributing to your knowledge. Architectural details, colourful walls, pictures, lines, shapes and texts give you information about the region. During in-vehicle journeys, you can do it from where you are. All you have to do is keep the shutter speed high and be prepared. Read…

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Practical Suggestions for Travelling Photographers – Faruk Akbas Placing the image at the golden ratio. Divide the image into three sections both horizontally and vertically in your mind.  Place your main subject at the intersection centre of one of these sections. Avoid putting your subject and the horizon line in the middle. The middle of your frame is the most boring point in your composition. If the horizon line is placed at…

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Practical Suggestions for Travelling Photographers – Faruk Akbas Shooting dimly lit areas. Take advantage of the light coming from the windows in indoor shooting! That way, your model will be focused by light and your pose scale will be idealized. But don't forget that a dark background will mislead the pose scale and the exposure compensation button should be set at "minus" values. Use our tips to guarantee the result: either you…

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Practical Suggestions for Travelling Photographers – Faruk Akbas Build a frame. You don't have to get the whole thing while taking photos of people. Some parts might be more striking than the whole. When creating frames you should be careful not to cut the people from joints. The gaps in between the joints are the right areas for drawing your frames’ borders. Read more about our ambassador here.

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Practical Suggestions for Travelling Photographers – Faruk Akbas Which lens? You should make your choice for lens based on the desired effect. Wide-angle lenses, except for the use in confined spaces, are ideal means to deliver the depth of feeling. It eliminates the boredom of uniform expression, it adds motion and vitality to the image, it brings the figures of the main theme forward by separating them sharply from the background. Telephoto…

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Practical Suggestions for Travelling Photographers – Faruk Akbas Be prepared! Day or night, no matter where it is, in or out of the car, the camera must be with us for every moment and ready to shoot. Do not underestimate the shots you will get from inside the vehicle! You may not be able to capture some moments on the road again. You can miss the opportunities by being busy, so you must…

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Practical Suggestions for Travelling Photographers – Faruk Akbas Lighten your workload! When placing your equipment in your backpack, review everything one by one. Consider the materials which you used last time and don't bring the ones that you don't really need. I suggest you bring a tele lens with wide angle and varifocal on the side of your camera. You'll find it very helpful if you have a reflector in your bag.…