This is one post in a series on how to create a sense of place.


 

CASE STUDY: TEATIME AT A CHARMING HOTEL

Next time you’re taking photos on holiday or during a celebration, include detail shots to flesh out your story. When added together with photos of people, detail shots help show the mood of your scene.

Have a look at the images in this case study:

  • front door of hotel, taken across flowers
  • hint of umbrellas and gingerbread railing of hotel
  • iron gate and hedge
  • bistro chairs on gravel
  • backs of bistro chairs with trimmed hedge
  • tea, teapot, and cutlery
  • knife and fork wrapped in paper napkin
  • cinnamon and sugar crepes on serving platter

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Do you see how each image is taken close up and is framed tightly? This is what you’re looking to do with your detail shots.

Each of these images is like a single idea, and by combining several, a story is created.

TIPS TO GREAT DETAIL SHOTS:

  1. Vary the camera angle in each shot. Shoot up, down, out, across, or through a subject.
  2. Frame your subject tightly to omit clutter. Reveal part of the subject.

 


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