It has been a while since I wrote a post on photography so I thought I should get back into it by stalking the photos of others. And boy was I glad I did! Because I found Lester Felix, whose photos I’m privileged to showcase today. All his work is brilliant, but I find his portraitures most compelling and I admire his ability to take timely shots while incorporating his creativity in composition.
I love photos of people, more so than photos of food, landscapes and close-ups. It’s because people are unpredictable. And you have to be on constant alert to snap a perfect picture that captures the essence of the moment – a perfect smile, a fleeting look of mischief – you don’t get second chances.
The blue line in the top right corner is what makes this photo interesting in terms of composition.
Not quite portraiture, but I just think the shot above is brilliant. Especially emphasized with a black and white effect.
How difficult must this have been to shoot! To get a whole group in the air all at once. Timing is everything!
Night shots are all about perfect lighting. And somehow, he’s managed to even make plastic raincoats look sexy!
And I thought you might like to see traditional wedding costumes of the Malays. I think they’re simply gorgeous!
The groom’s hat is SO cool!
I love learning from people better than me, so I will share some of Lester’s tips in the Photographer’s Snippet.
Spend a lot of time to imagine photos that you want to take to improve your creativity. When it comes to photographing people, always remain alert because certain movements won’t happen a second time. Look at everything that surrounds the subject because focusing on the subject alone takes away from the composition of a photo. Do many photoshoots to practice and improve. I also then share them with people who are also interested in photography who will comment on my mistakes and give me tips, which further improves my skills. Photography has to be a passion, something that you love and enjoy doing. Above all else, always remember “Practice makes perfect”!
~ Lester Felix
Lester uses a Canon and has every piece of equipment that I could possibly want for myself (including a telephoto lens!). He also taught me a lot about various lighting techniques but I think composition is the most important part of any photo because photography is an art. And a photographer essentially has to take a shot in a creative angle that makes for an interesting photo.
Hope you enjoyed his photos as much as I do and draw inspiration from them for creating your own works of art!
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