I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about composition lately. I am really trying to push myself to get beyond the rule of thirds and try out some new methods. The method I’m experimenting with now is called the Golden Spiral. It’s based on of all things an ancient sequence of numbers that often […]
If you ever wonder why you’re drawn to lines don’t worry, it’s normal. As humans we tend to prefer certain shapes and leading lines are one of our favorite distractions. Some people see them better than others. But those who do see them are immediately drawn to them. And for that reason alone, leading lines […]
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This post won’t be for everyone. It’s in fact a very advanced concept and it might miss the target. If it does, I’ll take the blame because of my inability to share the heart of what drives me to find the perfect photo. But here’s trying a little bit. Some photographers go through life randomly […]
If you want to help your photos get noticed – arrange your composition so that the viewer needs to work just a little bit to find the treasure. Here, there is one bright stand of orange poppies sticking out amongst an entire field of purple flowers. The eye is naturally drawn to the thing that […]
Guest post & photos by Tamara Lackey – Follow Tamara on Twitter One of the most significant aspects of photography is that the way you see things is the way things end up being seen – and few things determine that more than the power of selective framing. The recognition that we, the photographers, have the […]
Photographic composition is a tricky thing. It depends on taste. It depends on point of view. It depends on being able to see before there is something to be seen. It’s an art and a science and it’s very subjective. When I took my first few photo workshops, the composition instructors used to tell me […]