Achieve in-camera atmosphere
Look for ways to add drama as you shoot
This project is all about taking your photos a stage further in postprocessing to create a heightened mood. But – apart from a little creative flare – you can only enhance what’s already there. So how do you create atmosphere in-camera? Lighting, camera angle and posing are the three big factors.
First the lighting. The sun is behind the model. Diffused through hazy cloud, it creates a soft edge highlight along her figure and filters through the fabric. Backlighting is often dramatic.
Second, the camera angle. A long focal length of 200mm and a low shooting angle – almost at ground level – helps to create a sense of depth.
Third, the posing. Here a confident subject, the windswept beach and lightweight flowing fabric combine to good effect.
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