As social beings and specifically as photographers, we are not spared from human interactions. If photography is your hobby, then we deal directly with your subjects. Even if your interests are more towards landscapes, you will inevitably interact with the people on location to gain information or any assistance.
That is why etiquette is an important issue. Though this topic is seldom discussed. Photographers are usually more interested in discussing cameras, lenses, lightings, and other photography technique related subject.
The meaning of etiquette, at least my version of it, is the interactions between people, between photographer and model, between photographers and assistants, and interactions with the locals. By having good ethical skills, the photographer is benefitted by getting more meaningful photographs, more pleasant to view, and natural. People around you will also be happier to give you any assistance.
Generally, having good etiquette means being humble, respectful towards others, enthusiastic, and kind. In photographing portraits, for instance, especially if the models are women, you can respect them by not touching them when directing poses. Touching the models can be considered rude, especially in Asia, and can make the model become uncomfortable. Also, avoid speaking in a commanding voice and praise or thank your models frequently when it is due. And if the models aren’t posing the way you want them to, do not place blame or say demeaning things because it will have a negative effect on the model’s mood. This will undoubtedly ruin the shoot. Read the rest of this entry » .
Related Photography Ideas for ethics and photography at OneSlidePhotography.com
Do not blindly rely on a memory card based on its brand. I’ve once bought a highly recommended memory cards, and it broke two years after. The brands usually brag on its long life, but it’s better to focus on brands with convenient after-sale service from the memory card’s seller or producer because memory cards […]
We often use high ISO (above 800) when faced with these situations: in low lighting, when we need a high shutter speed, when we don’t want to use the flash, and when we didn’t bring a tripod to a photoshoot. The biggest concern we have when increasing ISO to more than 800 is the visibility […]
For some people, candid photography is a fun activity. The photos resulted usually look more natural and there is a certain amount of satisfaction when you can capture the right momentum or people’s exact and interesting expressions. Maybe you have often tried doing this candid photography, either using you cell phone camera of “serious” camera. […]
BRIKK is known for its unlimited and excessive creativity which can goes beyond everyone’s expectation. They always make a collaboration that make people amazed and in awe such as by plating the Apple logo with diamond and gold on iPhone 6. This time, BRIKK is in collaboration with Nikon to plate one of its camera […]
Digital photography continues to escalate in popularity in line with the changing times. There is now a new model of cameras, accessories coming out in the market every single month. So why is the development so rapid? One of the answers would be the fact that digital photography is simple. If you purchase a digital […]
You’ll want to remember every part of your big day. Print this list for your wedding planner. Feel free to personalize this list with your own special requests.
The most common events that you would be documenting when you’re into photography would be your family events, Groups and weddings. Creating memorable wedding and family event photos aren’t difficult, as long as it’s planned and organized accordingly. Here are some tips to get you going: