What photographers can learn from 5 famous directors
A Photo / / December 19, 2019
We watch movies and serials, rarely thinking how much work invested in each frame. Pay attention to it - a great opportunity for the photographer to learn something new. blog editor Depositphotos Alexander Yakovlev tells what methods can learn from Hitchcock, Kubrick, Tarantino, and Nolan Anderson.
Great directors makes them especially recognizable polished style. In the pictures of each of them - their own aesthetics and techniques. Borrowing their ideas for inspiration, anyone can bring something new to photography. Some rules created in order to be broken, which is what many of the great directors. With whom you take an example?
1. Wes Anderson
Anderson can be seen in all the movies original style, which is based on several elements. Very often, it focuses on the subject using a calibrated symmetry in the frame. Using a bold bright color schemes, particularly corporate yellow, Wes makes shots like independent works of art.
The photos all follow rule of thirds and try not to have the main subject in the center. So why not break this rule, inspired by the example of Anderson? Try to focus on symmetry and add bright colors. For example, like this:
2. Christopher Nolan
Movies Christopher Nolan's spectacular and incredibly beautiful: the heroic "The Dark Knight" memorable "Start" and a space "Interstellar". In all the work Nolan uses the location of the camera technique behind the main character, to show perspective.
Wide viewing angle of the frame - Nolan signature technique. "Interstellar" was shot on IMAX-camera with the highest resolution that gave the audience the opportunity to immerse themselves in the cosmic landscapes and surreal landscapes.
Nolan pays much attention to the exact location of the hero in the frame, while maintaining the ratio between the subject and the background. You can use this technique by placing the subject within the context of the environment, focusing on scale and perspective. For example, like this:
3. Quentin Tarantino
What is happening in Tarantino's films are often described as creative chaos, but this effect is achieved through painstaking work and constant experimentation with the camera location. She takes on behalf of the direct participant or a scene from the bottom, which immediately immerses the viewer into the film.
This technique can be very useful in photography today, when there are thousands of images of the same object with the same angle. Why not show the new, unconventional perspective on a familiar object? At the very least, it helps the photographer to learn how to look at the world with a camera. For example, like this:
4. Alfred Hitchcock
Say "Hitchcock", we mean "the master of suspense." Before him, few managed to whip up the atmosphere in the film to the viscous and nervous expectation of imminent danger. In many ways this is achieved by the proper use of light and shadow in the frame, such as in the film "Shadow of a Doubt."
Notice how the light falls on the character's face in the picture below. Insulated beam illuminates a very small part of the face, adding mystique and mystery scene.
For any photographer Hitchcock classic noir - a never-ending source of ideas. Studying his work, you can understand how to use the shadows, he emphasized details and focuses on what's important for the story, and try to repeat it. For example, like this:
5. Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick's shots easily recognizable: a symmetrical composition which converges to a single point on the horizon. He also often uses the technique of tracking characters during their journey.
The perspective from which all the planes are reduced to a single point, allowing the viewer to feel in the frame, plunges into the scene. To achieve this effect in the pictures is not easy, but the result should get a little surreal and enticing frame. For example, such:
For the photographer movies are full of lessons and inspiration. See the work of different directors, imitate and apply the techniques in practice. We talked about the most famous masters, who have their own well-established style. Maybe it will inspire you to JJ Abrams, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Lars von Trier?
Adapt techniques in their work and hone technique. To learn how to develop your style of photography using 12 simple techniques, we read in blog. Good luck!