Every photo needs a subject
Define your subject before you shoot
Workshops are full of lots of people, boards, tables, post it’s & lego people. This means that a lot of shot’s lack a singular subject this waters the narrative down.
What to aim for
All things design thinking are littered with photos of post it’s so they’re not that interesting to look at anymore.
Try to make the shot dynamic with a primary & secondary subject.
Always focus on the notes so that they’re readable, but try not to shoot them straight on.
Define your subject
Unclear subject, equal hierarchy
Over the shoulder
Clearer subject, readable details
Weak subject, unreadable details
Use soft lighting
Try to avoid
Unclear subject, poor quality
- Quite an uninteresting shot
- The subject has a lot of noise behind them
- You can’t read the post it notes
- Weak subject, unreadable details
- Hard light
- Obviously posed
- Unclear subject, equal hierarchy
Pictures of People
People are the core of who we are and why we do what we do.
So if you think you’ve taken enough photo’s of people take even more.
Try to get them looking natural rather than posed (long lenses help with this).
Oh and never use panoramas
Unless you’re taking a photo of a sunset in Mykonos don’t do ’em