6 December 2007

Surreal

Ever taken a photograph of a REALLY BEAUTIFUL scene, only to develop it later (or upload it onto your PC), and realize it looks nowhere near as good as it did in real life?

Well, that's because you suck at photography. Unfortunately for her, Butterfly is one of those people, and the other day at the Fikr6 conference, she asked me about how I manage to take nice (well, reasonable) photos. With the fact that I was already considering this, i've decided to write up a basic photography guide for all you people out there with bad shooting skills.

Before I do, however, i'll post a few examples of the kind of shots you should be able to make after you read my guides (and after years and years of practice as well as thousands of dollars worth of expensive equipment, of course). Take a look at these photos, courtesy of EarthShots (a daily updated photo site). Don't just look at them quickly; take your time, notice the color, the detail, textures and so on (click for larger size):

Beautiful autumn red leaves



A chipmunk with a mouthful


Boatman on the river; Bangladesh


Hellhole in Germany Valley, WV


Taken in Cambodia, after the wet season overflowed and turned the village roads into rivers


After the snow




Going home...


This is scary; looks like the snake is about to jump out of the photo at you..


Rising Swan...


Solar Eclipse in Kurukshetra

There are so many more I want to post, but i've decided to limit them to ten. Hope you enjoyed them.

25 comments:

'Grey' said...

nice photos , too bad being a photographers son i never liked photography !

BD said...

Nice!
i think anyone can take amazing pictures. its all about the venue and the timing.

butterfly said...

If I will be able to take breathtaking shots like these, then hurry up with the photography guide :P

I remember Mahmood saying that in order to be a good photographer, you need to have a good eye and the rest (the technical skills) is easy to be taken care of. Well, may be I have a good eye and all what I need is the technical part of it :)

Writing and photography goes hand in hand and I want to be good at both.

Jay Cam said...

wow those all make my pictures look so bad!!

Butterfly said...

oh, and thank you for linking to my site to present me as an example (Do you suck in photography?) .. I am just kidding ;)

KJ said...

I am so jealous now. Why can't I pull it off?

..::Fast Lane::.. said...

Beautiful pics!

doggybloggy said...

you are right to encourage lighting, composition and in some cases color and in others contrast...

doggybloggy said...

you are right to encourage lighting, composition and in some cases color and in others contrast...

Moon-Light7 said...

Cool... can't wait:D

Shoush said...

Wow! The snake is just.. WOW!

Shoush said...

Thanks for the website. The pics r so beautiful i wanna cry.

Shoush said...

http://www.earthshots.org/2007/11/rain-jewels-by-scott-hotaling/

This is gorgeous, i can't believe it's real. Sb7an Allah.

icon said...

yeeeeeeeeeeah .. they're amazing .. i wont be able to shoot a picture like that ever

taqo said...

Ahhhh...Photography. Such a beautiful thing! Amazing pictures. 3rd one down is my fav.


I can't wait to read this "Ammaro photography guide" :p (no sarcasm.)

Seroo said...

Am interested to see your photography guide.

Zhu said...

The pictures are amazing! The snakes one is very special, it does look like it's gonna pop out of the frame!

Fayoora said...

Great Shots , But where's the Lesson ?

ammaro.com said...

Thanks everyone, yes they are great. Guide pt 1 has just been posted; its starting with the very basics, and hopefully with time moving onto more complex things. Enjoy.

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Princess said...

ana ili deleted twice min il '3aba2 ili ana feeh hehehehe lets just leave at i liked the pictures! mala daa3y details

ammaro.com said...

it took you three comments to tell me you liked it?

its a dog by the way. :p

Princess said...

LOL eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee lana i wrote shay, oo kan fe shay misspelled or something, then madre aish sawait then malait hehe

Sous said...

Amazing shots. I shall follow your photo guide. Thanks.