The Sound of Music

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As a photographer, you can only follow tips and tutorials for so long before they seem all too redundant. The best way for you to really break free and continue to advance your photography is to draw inspiration. That drive, however, seldom comes easily and can be from unlikely sources. For professional photographer Matthew Jordan Smith, it comes from a classic film entitled The Sound of Music.

Film can be a great way to be inspired. Movies are, after all, a series of photographs. It takes the eye of a photographer to create captivating cinematography, and Matthew Jordan Smith uses that to help him improve his craft. In his blog, Smith discusses a variety of scenes that caught his attention. He illustrates how contrast between light and dark can help make photographs more interesting and balanced as well as how using backlight can create powerful images.

For more on this including examples of scenes used, visit Matthew Jordan Smith’s blog.

Also check out Matthew Jordan Smith’s tips on how music can save your photographs.

Be inspired, shoot, and share.