提升攝影品質,跨越瓶頸成長7步驟

引言圖片-提升攝影品質,跨越瓶頸成長7步驟第一個時期統稱為不關注技巧時期。在這個時期中你並不會在意拍攝時的構圖,光線,氛圍等。拍攝照片的最主要目的為紀錄下當下所發生的人事物或是位置,當然你也可能僅僅使用手機或是傻瓜相機拍攝,在這個時期中拍攝並不是你必須做的事情。

1. Technically Unaware – You are taking pictures without putting any technical thought into them at all. No thought is going into your composition, light, or mood. You're taking pictures for the purpose of recording a moment, place, or event and likely with a camera phone, or point and shoot camera. Taking pictures is likely something you do out of necessity.

第一個時期統稱為不關注技巧時期。在這個時期中你並不會在意拍攝時的構圖,光線,氛圍等。拍攝照片的最主要目的為紀錄下當下所發生的人事物或是位置,當然你也可能僅僅使用手機或是傻瓜相機拍攝,在這個時期中拍攝並不是你必須做的事情。

2. Technically Semi-Aware – You start becoming aware of the photographic process. You start thinking that maybe the picture would look better if you did something in particular like putting the camera in sports mode when taking pictures of sports, or landscape mode for landscapes . Towards the end of this phase maybe you start shooting RAW instead of Jpeg or buy a new lens other than the one that came with the camera. This is the level most amateurs are at.

第二個時期稱為半關注技巧時期。這個時期為通常為攝影業餘愛好者所處的位置,他們除了單純拍攝之外,開始思考拍攝時是不是加點什麼會讓照片更漂亮。例如針對拍攝主題切換至不同的情境模式下拍攝,更​​深入一點的話,也有不少朋友開始拍攝RAW檔,並且計劃將手邊的套件鏡更換為更優異的鏡頭。

3. Technically Aware – You really start thinking about the pictures you're taking on a technical level. While photographing you think about the rule of thirds, your highlight and shadow detail, quality of light, and more. At this point you are probably using a good dslr, an off-camera flash, and a few lenses to shoot the pictures that inspire you. If studio photography is your thing, you have a few light heads and soft boxes to modify the light to look how you want it to look. You are comfortable using Photoshop or similar software to edit your pictures and make them look as you want. Maybe at this point you have taken a few photography classes or taken part in a few workshops.

第三為關注技巧時期。這個時期的攝影玩家們開始真正的參與攝影相關教學課程與著手攝影技巧,包含構圖法,光線的運用,光玩具的質量,通常處在這個時期的攝影玩家們手邊應該都已經有一部不錯的單反相機,離機閃光燈,以及幾顆不同焦段的鏡頭。除此之外,有些攝影玩家們如果對棚拍有興趣,這個時期他們或許也會有幾支棚燈,無影罩,或是其他控光工具,同時也會開始了解的Photoshop這類的後期的軟件,並運用軟體將照片後製的成為自己想要的感覺。

4. Technically Over-Aware / Conceptually Unaware – You are making good technical photos, but you're so concerned with the technical that you cannot get past that. When on a shoot, you are completely obsessed with what your camera settings are and check the lcd screen way too often to see if you got the shot. There is a chance you are spending way too much time on the Internet researching new gear and commenting on camera review sites. Better gear is necessary to make better photos, even though you already own good gear. You feel the world is holding you back from taking amazing images, but the reality is you're probably the only one holding yourself back.

第四個為過度關注技巧與不注重概念時期。在這個時期中,攝影玩家已經可以運用不錯的技巧拍攝出不錯的照片,不過同時過度關注技巧,讓你沉浸在數值與相機設置上的調整,並且在拍攝中過度的觀看液晶屏。而在拍照的時間之外,你也花了很多時間關注網路上各式各樣的相機測試,評比文章等,縱使自己手邊已經有不錯的拍攝工具,但還是覺得應該要有更棒的鏡頭或是機身,燈具等。除此之外,你也開始覺得身邊有太多妨礙你進步的原因,卻從來沒有想過或許妨礙自己進步的是自己。

5. Conceptually Semi-aware – You are at the point where you have shot long enough that the technical stuff is pretty much on autopilot. You're not thinking about the technical stuff as much as you were before, and now you can start thinking about what your pictures are saying. In a given day you are thinking more and taking pictures less. You're spending very little time looking at new gear and more time looking for inspiration. Your pictures don't just look beautiful; they also start to have meaning. You come into a shoot with a mental list of the shots you hope to capture and you already know how you're going to accomplish them.

第五個時期為半關注概念時期。當達到這個時期時,攝影技巧對你已經不再重要,因為那可以說是再自然不過的事情。這個時期中你已經開始思考照片中要傳達的想法與概念,相較於思考,拿起相機拍照的時間也相對減少。你的照片已經不單是一張漂亮的照片,照片中開始傳達一些想法與想說的話,這時期你不再瘋狂追逐器材,而是開始善用自己手邊的器材並發揮出最大的效益,並同步準備預想的拍攝清單,且一​​步步的完成自己的攝影計畫。

6. Conceptually Aware – You are making pictures with more sophisticated meaning which are also technically perfect. You have mastered the craft and now most every image you take has meaning or is attempting to show meaning. If you're doing a lot of commercial work , you're absolutely giving your opinion on how to approach the shoots your doing so that they have the most impact. Clients are hiring not only because you're a great technical photographer but more because you come to the table with solid opinions on how to make their ideas better.

第六個時期為關注概念時期。在這個時期中你已經可以拍出富含概念的美麗作品,如果你在商業攝影圈中,你也已經可以提出更多豐富的想法並予以執行,讓照片的成果呈現相當豐富。這個時期中你的客戶僱用你已經不單單是因為你可以拍出漂亮的照片,同時也是因為你可以清楚傳達出客戶所的需要的理念。

7. Technical and Conceptual Master – Chances are that now most of the pictures you take are part of something important. You don't just take pictures to take pictures; you take pictures to tell a story, and that story has depth. Chances are you have been taking pictures now for a very long time. Generally speaking, very few photographers reach this point in their career. It can be hard working as a commercial photographer when you're in this phase because a lot of paid work isn't intellectually stimulating enough, so you lose interest.

最後一個時期為技巧與概念並重時期。一般來說很少有攝影師可以達到這個階段,這個階段中你已經可以拍出不只有概念,而是更具有深沉意義的照片。你不是為了拍照而拍照,是為了說一個故事而拍攝。且可以透過影像將故事的深度表露無疑,但就誠如剛剛所說,很少攝影師可以達到這個階段!因為一般來說收費的攝影並沒有辦法可以隨心所欲,所以也會漸漸喪失興趣。

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攝影說難不難,說簡單卻也不簡單。七個時期看起來都是不同的轉變,從關注技巧到關注概念,這也是不少攝影師成長的真實轉換。攝影的普及,造就了不少業餘攝影師,這些攝影師一般都停留在第三階段或是第四階段,且不少人都沒有辦法再往下一個階段邁進,這是為什麼呢?或許也是因為社會觀念的轉變,當大家覺得這樣就可以獲得報酬,相對的就會對自己的成長漸漸放鬆。說實在的有點可惜,看看自己,再看看別人,我們是不是都太過於安逸於現況,是不是更該好好檢視自己的成長階段呢?

 

轉載自 膠片的味道 作者:膠片的味道 

 

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