097: Mark Silber - The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos

Today's guest is known around the world to many budding photographers for his constant thirst for photography education. An author, his last book "Advancing Your Photography: Secrets to Amazing Photos from the Masters" taught us how to take your photos past "point and shoot" his NEW book "The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos: 83 Composition Tools from the Masters" dives deeper into one of my favorite subjects Composition. You remember him when he came on the podcast back in interview 065, today I'm excited to welcome BACK Marc Silber!

In This Episode You'll Learn:

  • What composition is

  • How Marc defines composition

  • What Marc sees happening to most photographers over and over

  • How to learn the language of composition

  • Marcs favorite compositional tools

  • What to look for in your everyday world to add interest in your photographs

  • The power of pre visualization

  • Where to get started using composition

  • How to use composition for portraits

  • How lighting can affect/create composition

  • What wrong piece of information Marc hears new photographers being taught

  • How to spice up your iPhone photos


Memorable Quotes:

  • Composition is where you place your subject to the most ascetically pleasing place within your frame

  • Once you understand your camera, there are only two things you need to control. Lighting and Composition.

  • When shooting portraits, less is more

child looking out window
golden hour beach silhouette
slow shutter carousel in paris

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