This little blog seems to be taking on a life of it’s own… which is wonderful! Thank you so much for all your encouragement and support. My original idea was to introduce & discuss a different aspect of composition on a weekly basis. If you have been here more than once, you’ll have noticed that this is definitely not unfolding as planned! Most obvious … Read More Elements of Balance – How many can you find?
My previous post was all about Balance in composition, and how visual balance will help determine whether an image is perceived as being more stable & static or more dynamic & informal. In response to my Challenge to share images that display a strong element of Balance, I received two very compelling contributions – Ed Spadoni of Ed Spadoni Photography and 2 Guys Photo, … Read More The Beauty of Balance
Not just in Life, but in photography as well…! And just as in Life, balance is so very important in photography. It is a key ingredient in one of the most basic creative decisions that we make as we compose the image – How much tension or harmony do we want to create? Because the eye and the brain are always searching for balance, … Read More The Challenge of finding Balance
Last week’s Challenge to find several distinct contrasting elements & combine them for better composition, proved much more difficult than I had envisioned. But, I did manage to find three shots that I think are adequate enough to consider the challenge met….! The following are the Elements of Contrast that I was searching for: Hard/Soft High/Low Strong/Weak Thick/Thin The first one is a combination … Read More Contrast Challenge # 2
Following up on my previous post, I went looking for a variety of contrasts as a first step in improving my photographic eye for good composition. BTW… for a wealth of info on composition, Michael Freeman’s Photo Blog is a very worthwhile read & one I highly recommend bookmarking. My plan was to find all my shots on one morning walk & I was … Read More Contrast Challenge # 1
According to Michael Freeman in his exceptional new book “The Photographer’s Eye” – Composition is the organization of elements within the frame. – Contrast & balance are the two most fundamental principals of composition. Contrast is all about differences! Not surprisingly, I’ve always thought that contrast only meant the difference in value between highlights & shadows…… but the reality is that almost anything can … Read More Composition 101 – Contrast