Snapshots to Great Shots: Make the Picture

Today at the Maui Photo Festival, we had fun demonstrating how to turn a snapshot into a great shot.

After finding a willing subject, who was on her honeymoon, I took a snapshot of her along one of the busy hotel paths. Then, I grabbed a red table cloth and had two assistant hold the table cloth behind her - which created a studio-type atmosphere. Basically, we made the picture.

The lighting on the subject was soft and sweet. Notice the natural hair-light, too. We also made the picture by choosing the location based on the light.

We made a quick video of this snapshot-to-great shot moment. It will be posted on DPE soon!

Explore the light,