Thanks for the tips!🌻
Thanks Josh; I always appreciate your tips.
Great tips! Lovely photo
such a wonderful pic, It give us a nice feeling just by looking. Thank you.
Thank u for the tips. #gratitude @joshjohnson
Great tips, thanks!
Thanks for the helpful information on the art of photography.. Sometimes I feel as tho the iPhone has taken the art of it away but at the same time made picture taking more accessible to a larger group..it has made me try to take a closer look at what I take pictures of.. What does it say .. How does it make me feel.. Maybe it will make others feel the same or different.. I like that we get the opportunity to hear what everyone else thinks ..
Publish a book @joshjohnson your tips are probably the most constructive, easy to understand i've seen in short! Cheers
Very nice tips, although I am still confused if using the blur tool(spherical and cylindrical) in IG is a good idea to focus on the subject ! I personally dont like it so much as it has a distint edge. Any tips on bluring effectively?
very well said... "if you don't know, move on" may be the best tip.
Thanks for your guidance And help.
This is beAutiful
Depth of field is 1 of my favourite effects to use. So effective and so simple!
Thanks for taking the time to give feed back and advice
heyy do u give out shout outs cause if u do id like one please
Thanks for the info @joshjohnson ! I love shallow DOF, but have yet to check out vignette.
Thanks for sharing Josh!
Thx so much for the tips!!
@anh_my a lire et a appliquer!!😘
Thanks for tips! Love it. discussion about photo is great.
Great tips @joshjohnson, especially asking yourself what the point of a particular shot is.
I just learned about selective focus on the iPhone camera. Press and hold on the object/person you want to focus on. Hold your finger on the screen for a few seconds. Release your finger after the blue focus square pulsates.The square will disappear and AE/AF Lock will appear at the bottom of the screen. It adjusts focus and lighting. I wish I had learned about this sooner. I love it!
I think you're putting way too much thought into why you're taking a photo!!! Stallion Galloping with its mane flowing in the air!!! Subject stallion!!! What is this photo what about a stallion Galloping!!! How does it make me feel!! Well that's a great shot!!!! Maybe I don't want to say anything !!! Silence is golden!!! Lol the rest is good advice!!!
@blondiercf It pays to be thoughtful when you're learning how to take photographs and learning what works and what doesn't. After you have mastered the fundamentals, such as what the heck is this photo about, then you can move on to taking photographs instinctively and reflexively! 😊
@rohitkorde The blur tool in the Instagram app is a little heavy handed for my taste. A little better are the tilt-shift and the center focus tools in Snapseed. Ultimately the best postprocessing effects for selective blurring will involve using masking tools such as what you find in Filterstorm, Photoforge, Blender, PhotoWizard and others. But that definitely gets into "advanced" topics. Generally, my advice for any postprocessing effect is to start out very subtle, until you learn how the tool really changes your image. Don't start out too heavy with any effect. It's like applying make-up: less is usually more.
Great contributions to your content forum today: I only wish people actually posted in their comments how they thought their photo applied to the tip. 😞
If your comment was a picture I wouldn't have a clue on what you're trying to say!!! Be thoughtful??? @richtatum
Thanks for your knowledge..much appreciated
@blondiercf "Being thoughtful" is simply "putting thought into what you're doing." You objected earlier, saying that "You're putting way too much thought into why you're taking a photo." I'm simply saying that you have to put thought into photography in order to learn how to do it well, consistently, so that you can do it *without* thinking—reflexively.Thoughtless photography *can* produce great images – but usually by way of serendipity, not intention & planning (e.g., "thoughtfulness"). Though I may be wrong. I haven't interviewed the best photographers to know whether they think about what they're doing, or not. But I suspect the do know, and think about it—a lot.
@joshjohnson Hi, I just wanted to say I've been following you now for about 6 months and have enjoyed every forum, every tip and every picture you've posted. As I well know, I don't have nearly the experience or knowledge that you possess but I would really love to get there. I'm currently 17 and considering photographer as a possible major. Although I am rather discouraged by the route photography has been taking it still has not ruined my passion for it. Anyway, why am I writing this, well this is where it gets tough. It doesn't feel right to just come out and ask you to tell me what you think of my work but I really want to know if it's worth it for me to pursue it or simply let it remain a hobby. Thank you for even reading this and keep posting!
If folks have a problem with the iPhone as a "real" photographic platform please check out "The Art of iPhoneograhy" by Stephanie C. Roberts, she's a professional photographer and wrote this book for folks like us who want to produce good art with our iPhones. A lot of what @joshjohnson says is also found here with examples from start to finish, there's just not enough room here to show all that Josh explains.
Thank you for this
This picture is stunning and thank you for the tips - super helpful!
Thank you for sharing
@richtatum Thank you so much for the tips, I will try out those apps, giving utmost importance to keep the effects to a minimum. Taking pictures for me was primarily "for my eyes" only, up untill I became active on instagram. Browsing through the feeds of amazing artists, especially in #jj community, I felt that to put a picture forward and say what it says, it needs to be more appealing, more "sellable". Looking forward to learn more and take my amature skills to the next level. Thank you.
@rohitkorde Hack away! You afraid to go extreme so that you can learn. I do think subtlety wins very often, but very often, also, taking things turn Xtreme can produce results you did not expect – and this teaches you something. It teaches you not only about the app that you're using, and how it affects your images, but it also teaches you different ways of visualizing your images and what kind of effect you ultimately want to achieve with postprocessing. Some people are "purists," only editing for crop and composition. Other people are filter extremists who produce images barely recognizable from their genesis. Most fall somewhere in between. All of the approaches are valid in and of themselves, but if you go extreme, just be intentional about it and know that it's what you want to do. Usually, though, going extreme is too easy at first and can create an "overproduced" feel to an image. So I recommend subtlety until you master the controls, then push yourself to the extremes to your hearts desire. It's like learning to drive: you drive slow at first, until you master the basics and learn the reflexes, then you go faster. Fast drivers, of course, can drive slow – but inexperienced drivers are not advised to drive the Indy 500 until they have learned. :-)
That picture is so beautiful as you !! That is the best picture !!
@joshjohnson I am fairly new to instagram and am only just learning really how to use instagram. What is the 1 2 3 rule and how can I get more people to see/view my work. Please. I love your work and would appreciate any help I can get. Thanks.
Thanks for the tips! A great app for getting good depth of field is camera+! 😊