How to take a photo in the style of National Geographic: 7 key rules from Bob Holmes

"It's not about the photographer, it's all about the subject," - this is how photographer Bob Holmes begins his story about how to take pictures in the style of National Geographic. Bob has developed a special style, which you can recognize in a lot of pictures published in the famous magazine. Do not doubt his professionalism, because his talent is widely recognized: Bob has won the "Travel Photographer of the Year" award three times. 

How to take a photo in the style of National Geographic: 7 key rules from Bob Holmes

In this article, Bob explains the key rules that every photographer will be able to take such photos by following.

How to take a photo in the style of National Geographic: 7 key rules from Bob Holmes

The inability to work with the camera is the main obstacle on the way to a good picture. You need to know your equipment from beginning to end, so that when you need to take a picture, you will not be distracted by anything.

How to take a photo in the style of National Geographic: 7 key rules from Bob Holmes

Carefully compose the composition of the frame: it should contain the main detail that will give the image meaning.

How to take a photo in the style of National Geographic: 7 key rules from Bob Holmes

Sometimes it is useful to follow common rules (such as the rule of thirds, the golden ratio rule), but often such photos turn out to be boring. Make your photos unusual and interesting.

How to take a photo in the style of National Geographic: 7 key rules from Bob Holmes

Carefully inspect the entire frame. If something is included in it that should not be there, this is your mistake.

How to take a photo in the style of National Geographic: 7 key rules from Bob Holmes

Look for bright colors and geometric shapes.

How to take a photo in the style of National Geographic: 7 key rules from Bob Holmes

Let the subject captivate you. Concentrate on everything 100%.

How to take a photo in the style of National Geographic: 7 key rules from Bob Holmes

Be prepared to spend a lot of time waiting for the perfect conditions for the picture.

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