許多玩家對攝影的技術與理論,想必是瞭若指掌,而街頭攝影師 Eric Kim 就曾在網路上發表,有關攝影技術、理論的100個建議箴言,也許能給正在攝影之路迷惘的你/妳,一些嶄新思維方向,並轉化成自身能量,嘗試突破瓶頸,創作出比過去更優秀的攝影作品。

當我們的攝影之路遇到瓶頸與障礙,停滯不前時,該怎麼辦呢?攝影師Eric Kim列舉了一些不錯的心得與建議,協助大家衝破瓶頸,也讓我們的攝影創作之路更寬廣,有更多創意概念和可能性。


▲100個攝影建議箴言,大家不妨試著活用看看。(圖片來源:erickimphotography

 

1. Just because someone has an expensive camera doesn't mean that they're a good photographer.
有昂貴的攝影器材,不代表他就是一位厲害的攝影師。

2. Always shoot in RAW. Always.
永遠使用RAW檔拍攝。

3. Prime lenses help you learn to be a better photographer.
定焦鏡頭可以讓你學著如何當一位更好的攝影師。 

4. Photo editing is an art in itself.
後製本身是一門藝術。

5. The rule of thirds works 99% of the time.
構圖三分法則在99%的情況下都適用。

6. Macro photography isn't for everybody.
微距攝影不一定適合每個人。 

7. UV filters work just as well as lens caps.
保護鏡能勝任鏡頭蓋的工作。 

8. Go outside & shoot photos rather than spending hours a day on photography forums.
出去拍照幾小時勝過在攝影論壇鬼混。 

9. Capture the beauty in the mundane and you have a winning photograph.
想得獎?試著捕捉平凡中的美麗吧。 

10. Film isn't better than digital.
底片不一定比數位好。

11. Digital isn't better than film.
數位不一定比底片好。 

12. There is no "magic" camera or lens.
有神奇魔力的相機或鏡頭根本不存在。 

13. Better lenses don't give you better photos.
好的鏡頭不代表會給你更好的照片。

14. Spend less time looking at other people's work and more time shooting your own.
多花點時間拍攝自己的作品,少一點時間觀看別人的作品。 

15. Don't take your DSLR to parties.
不要帶著你的數位單眼相機參加派對。

16. Girls dig photographers.
女孩子喜歡攝影師。

17. Making your photos b/w doesn't automatically make them "artsy".
照片轉成黑白不代表你很有文青藝術氣息。

18. People will always discredit your work if you tell them you "photoshop" your images. Rather, tell them that you process them in the "digital darkroom".
跟別人說照片用PS後製過會被人不屑,所以請說你是在數位暗房內做調整。

19. You don't need to take a photo of everything.
你不需要對每件事情拍照。

20. Have at least 2 backups of all your images. Like they say in war, two is one, one is none.
為你的照片多備份,就像戰爭中兩個等於一個,一個等於沒有。

21. Ditch the neck strap and get a handstrap.
使用手腕帶,不要再使用背帶。

22. Get closer when taking your photos, they often turn out better.
靠近你要拍攝的被攝主體,照片會開始變好。 

23. Be a part of a scene while taking a photo; not a voyeur.
拍攝時與環境融為一體,不要偷窺。

24. Taking a photo crouched often make your photos look more interesting.
低角度蹲著拍,會更有趣。 

25. Worry less about technical aspects and focus more on compositional aspects of photography.
關注構圖技巧,多於相機硬體。 

26. Tape up any logos on your camera with black gaffers tape- it brings a lot less attention to you.
把你的相機品牌貼起來,低調拍照。

27. Always underexpose by 2/3rds of a stop when shooting in broad daylight.
大白天拍照永遠降2/3EV曝光值拍攝。 

28. The more photos you take, the better you get.
拍的越多,就會拍的越好。

29. Don't be afraid to take several photos of the same scene at different exposures, angles, or apertures.
不要害怕重覆拍攝同一個場景,嘗試運用不同的曝光,角度與光圈。

30. Only show your best photos.
只秀示出你最好的照片。

31. A point-and-shoot is still a camera.
傻瓜相機也是相機。 

32. Join an online photography forum.
加入一個攝影論壇。

33. Critique the works of others.
學會看人家的作品。 

34. Think before you shoot.
拍攝前先思考。

35. A good photo shouldn't require explanation (although background information often adds to an image).
好的照片不需要文字加以解釋。

36. Alcohol and photography do not mix well.
拍照不喝酒。

37. Draw inspiration from other photographers but never worship them.
不要崇拜其他攝影師,但可以從他身上受到啓發。 

38. Grain is beautiful.
顆粒感是美的。

39. Ditch the photo backpack and get a messenger bag. It makes getting your lenses and camera a whole lot easier.
放棄後背包,使用側背包,可更快速地拿取你的相機。 

40. Simplicity is key.
簡單是關鍵。 

41. The definition of photography is: "painting with light." Use light in your favor.
光是攝影最重要的事,運用它。 

42. Find your style of photography and stick with it.
找出你的風格,並緊抱著它。 

43. Having a second monitor is the best thing ever for photo processing.
後製擁有雙螢幕是一件好事。 

44. Silver EFEX pro is the best b/w converter.
Silver EFEX pro是最好的黑白轉換軟體。

45. Carry your camera with you everywhere. Everywhere.
不管去哪都帶著你的相機。 

46. Never let photography get in the way of enjoying life.
不要讓攝影干預你享受生活的樂趣。

47. Don't pamper your camera. Use and abuse it.
不要過度保護你的相機,好好操它,使用它。

48. Take straight photos.
拍攝直式構圖的照片。

49. Shoot with confidence.
帶著自信拍攝。

50. Photography and juxtaposition are best friends.
攝影與陳列是好朋友。 

 

(下一頁還有更多提升攝影技術的方法)