The Challenge of finding 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 […]

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Contrast Challenge # 2

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 […]

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Contrast Challenge # 1

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 […]

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Composition 101 – Contrast

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 & […]

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