Part of being a Web dev also means having some familiarity with photography. Even if it is only a little, working with images comfortably will only work to serve you well as your skills progress.
Web Reference’s article, “Stock Photography for Web Developers”, is a interesting step-by-step explanation of how to use images on your website, but it goes much further.
This week we’re going to take a brief look at a few of the photographic and design techniques necessary to create your own stock images. However, it’s important to realize that an in-depth knowledge of these techniques is not something that you can learn in a few minutes, or even a few days. The reality is that it takes years, but this article will give you a taste of what’s involved.
A few of the topics we’ll look at are the Rule of Thirds, the importance of image placement, designing for type, verticals vs. horizontals, “learning how to see,” negative space, etc. Source: Taking Your Camera on the Road
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