Rebecca Hunnicutt Farren is one of my favorite IG photographers. I have been eyeing her breakout since the live run. I am thrilled that I was finally able to purchase it, and have really enjoyed the materials and getting inside her head as an artist. I was a bit disheartened at the lack of information on how to incorporate the compositional elements on the shooting video, but there are so many editing videos where she goes further into how she uses the elements in each frame to make an impactful composition. I am thrilled to see so many editing videos to include a variety of photos to make them pop (including a few additional tips on WB, straighten/transform tool, and a bit of cloning details in PS). I was happy that most editing was done in LR, since I do not have/use PS. I feel like I have gained a wealth of knowledge to enhance "Composition & Color" which is exactly what I wanted!
Who doesn’t want to create magic while going on a photo walk with their kids, family, spouse and make it fun, enjoyable and come away with amazing shots? You want it..? Rebecca has got it!
It is without question that Rebecca has set the bar incredibly high for her work and through her break out has made the reach a fully attainable one for people that strive to develop, grow and improve their photography themselves. With any art comes learning, foundations and understanding, followed by intention, excellence and striving and finally, once all of that is mastered, rule breaking and fun are stirred heavily into the mix with the effect being amazing and elevated art! I have admired Rebecca’s work for years, colour, composition, intriguing and fun, joyful, intentional and all the words….! This break out is, in my opinion, a guide that not a single photographer should pass up. Needed for those starting out, then equally as important for those shooting for the longest of times needing a reboot, a reminder and tons and tons of inspiration! It is a BO that delves well beyond the basics and fundamentals, rises through well thought out and excellent explanations and finally soars through to how it all comes together as it does. Rebecca’s easy manner, her concise choices and her fun filled nature make this break out something not only excllene in terms of learning but also joy filled! It’s attainable guys. This way of shooting for herself, envisioning, seeing, shooting and finally creating the art that she sees so fluidly around her – you too can learn to create art in the most ordinary of spaces and make it look magical!
It is PACKED with incredible information!! When I first was getting into photography and learning how to shoot in Manual mode, I came across Rebecca’s work and was instantly drawn to it. I would find myself going through her Instagram feed and clicking on every single photo to take it all in. Back then I had no idea what composition was or just how much colour could impact the viewers eyes. All I knew was that I loved how colourful and vivid her photos were and each photo was so pleasing to my eye. Fast forward a few years and I have a much better understanding, but this breakout BLEW MY MIND with just how much I still had to learn. My favourite thing about it was that she holds NOTHING back. This ebook is like getting a seat inside her brain. She explains concepts so well in the BO and they’re accompanied by beautiful photos that perfectly explain what she’s teaching. The videos are PHENOMENAL!!! Not only do you get to watch her shoot and see what she’s drawn to, but you get to hear WHY. Where I would normally see a bland parking garage or abandoned building with what I’d assume is distracting writing on the walls, Rebecca sees something COMPLETELY different. She sees lines, framing opportunities, balancing elements, complementary colours, and a brilliant photo in the making. She breaks everything down and gives such easy to implement tips that have me dying to get outside (even in the freezing cold) to practice everything that I’ve learned. I feel like my eyes have been opened to a whole new world and I’ve been let in on a ton of secrets that are going to elevate my photography. And the editing videos are a whole other story. There were SO many tips and tricks things I had no idea about that I am instantly going to be implementing now. Rebecca – I can’t thank you enough for putting what is clearly your heart and soul into this BO and for sharing your ENTIRE process. I learned a ton and am without a doubt going to be a better photographer because of everything you pored into this. THANK YOU!!!!!
t has so much information. I am someone who already uses some of this in my photography but even still, I learned SO MUCH INFORMATION. Rebecca put so much work into the pdf and the videos and this is something that I am going to be referencing again and again. I love that she doesn’t just talk about composition and color by themselves, but shows how to put it al together to create a powerful photo. Color theory is a complex subject and I get lost in all the feelings each color conveys, but Rebecca talks about it in a way that is so easy to understand. She even goes into depth about how your gear affects color which I never knew. This breakout is invaluable for all levels and I highly recommend it.
The pdf is beautiful and full of information. Rebecca’s images are gorgeous, and when I first went through the pdf I just flipped the pages to look at all of her images before I took the the time to really read her words. Even though I knew about some of the compositional elements that Rebecca mentions in her breakout, everything is much clearer to me now. Her explanations are so clear and she overlays the compositions on her images and shows various compositions of the same image, and it has really made me think about the difference that composition makes to an image.
The videos included in this breakout are fantastic. First of all there is a shooting video where you get to see Rebecca in action and she talks through what she is seeing when she surveys a scene. She includes pull backs and then shows the images she captured at the scene. It was fascinating to see her thought process.
Rebecca also includes a long video where she walks through images shot at various locations both indoors and outdoors. She talks about her vision for the image and then explains how she edited the image to show how she achieved her vision.
I am learning so much going through this breakout and it really is a steal at $25! Rebecca’s images are inspiring and she is so good at explaining her process. Thanks for creating this breakout, I cannot recommend it enough!