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 Tips for Cinematic Photography

 Tips for Cinematic Photography

cinematic Photography Tips : For budding photographers the latest trend to be followed in photography is Cinematic photography.

The dreamy look in cinematic photos is timeless! A cinematic photograph has a strong narrative and sense of story about it.

cinematic photography ideas

cinematic photography ideas

cinematic photography ideas

A cinematic photographer gives his images a certain look either through composition or camera settings or lighting etc. Although achieving cinematic effects in your photographs might be difficult but with certain tips and tricks aspiring photographers can do wonders in cinematic photography.

cinematic photography ideas

cinematic photography

cinematic photography

Top fashion photographer Praveen Bhat includes cinematic effects quite impressively in his photography. Here are a few techniques to be applied-

  • Including Scenery– As a cinematic photographer try including scenery and look for dynamic angles to shoot. Adding details to your shots with objects and shapes makes your composition beautiful.
  • Use backlighting– This is a very creative form of lighting where subject is highlighted on the edges by placing a backlight behind him. A soft gentle backlight makes the subject stand out expressively.
  • Use Contrast– Use of high contrast spots and with the right use of light and shadows, a bold contrast is achieved in cinematic photographs. A filmic element can be added to group portraits with strong contrast.

cinematic photography

cinematic photography

cinematic photos

  • Adding depth to scenes– Cinematic photographers should think of foreground and background of the subject to add depth to the picture. The photographer can then separate the subject and its background and foreground by different ways.
  • Play with weather– Weather can always help emphasise moods like sadness and happiness with its striking visual appeal. While rain is symbolic of sadness, sunshine lends a happy feel to the scene. A cinematic photographer can display his sense of atmosphere and place using different weather conditions.
  • Camera height– Placing the camera at a certain height and setting can create dynamic images and change the way your subject is perceived. Playing with camera angle is an emphatic way to portray your subjects character.

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Author Info

Praveen Bhat is celebrity fashion photographer and director based in New Delhi.

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