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CASE STUDY: AFTERNOON SNACK
Next time you’re taking photos on holiday or during a celebration, include detail shots to flesh out your story. Details shots, when added together with photos of people, help show the mood of your scene.
Have a look at the images in this case study:
- interior of a wine bar(n)
- looking up at a chandelier and thatched roof
- sunshine shining on wine bottles
Do you see how each image tells part of the story? This is what you’re looking to do with your detail shots.
Each image is a single idea, and a story is created by showing several together.
TIPS TO GREAT DETAIL SHOTS:
- Vary the camera angle in each shot. Shoot up, down, out, across, or through a subject.
- Frame your subject tightly to omit clutter. Reveal part of the subject.
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