Photography Tips with Martin Parr

 

In collaboration with the Aviva Community Fund, Martin Parr intimately captures the emotivity of social behaviour compatible with everyday life through a selection of images supporting Aviva backed UK organisations.

In addition to imagery, Martin contributes a one-off insight into the photography industry, providing his very own tips and tricks of the trade, featured below. 


1. Get in close: Often people capture shots from too far away. If you're taking a photo from a
distance, you may be tempted to just zoom in but it’s important to identify the energy
source within your frame and get in close to focus on that.


2. Light: Make sure your shots are well lit. When it comes to taking good images, lighting plays
a key role. Instead of using flash, take advantage of daylight, or use the lighting available if
you’re indoors.


3. Capture group and individual shots: Having a range of different angles and crops of the
organisation and its members will make your story more engaging, and also more personal.


4. Focus: Try to keep a steady hand and make sure your camera or smartphone is in focus. This
will give you vivid, clear images which makes viewing them much more enjoyable! The
exception to this is if you’re trying to capture an activity, as sometimes the movement within
your picture can add to your story.


5. Experiment: Try different shots and see what works for you – don’t feel like you have to
capture posed or staged shots. Identify what works best to tell your story.

Sight Sacrilization (Re) framing Switzerland - Simon Roberts

Simon Robert's observational footage of a snow-covered mountaintop. Simon's photography examines the impact of Switzerlands image. Here we have a short film, which is part of an exhibition at Fotostiftung Shweiz

(The Swiss Foundation for Photography).

TOP Tips on sports photography with Finn Taylor

We caught up with photographer Finn Taylor to get some first hand industry top tips on sports photography. 

Trapstar x Puma - Hamish Stephenson

PUMA and Trapstar release a Football-Inspired Collection shot by our own hamish stephenson 

Eudes de Santana X SEATMii by Cosmopolitan

Eudes de Santana captures the style and attitude of the unique new car. 

Exclusive look at Installation of Simon Roberts work "Sight Sacrilazation"

Now showing at Fotostiftung Schweiz, as part of the group exhibition 'Unfamiliar Familiarities: Outside Views on Switzerland’, Simon Roberts gives us an exclusive insight to the exhibition.

Fushimi Inari

Christoffer Rudquist takes us on a visual journey, as he creates his own visual map around Japan. 

BEHIND THE IMAGE WITH FINN TAYLOR AND FC BARCELONA

An insight into a day shooting with Finn Taylor for FCB

Behind the scenes with DMB x Nike

Exclusive look at what DMB production got up to on our latest shoot with Nike x Hamish Stephenson 

FFW GISELE

DMB WELCOMES EUDES de Santana

DMB would like to announce the arrival of a new brilliant photographer and video director Eudes de Santana!

We caught up with him to find out a bit more about his own creative vision.

01.01.2017

Christoffer Rudquist gives us another glance into his trip around Japan titled "01.01.2017"

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