3.  COMPOSITION - PART 2

 

    SLC

The

Photo Experience

 

          SUBJECT ... LIGHT ... COMPOSITION

   

    

       10 Elements

Technical

Comp Part 2

     

  

Tech.

Intro

 

  

 

 

 

 

    

      1)    Perspective:  compression  /  expansion  /  normal (fine art)

      2)    Time of day:   morning light  /  afternoon light  /  alpen glow

      3)    Rule of thirds - or not.    (Rule of 6ths)   (balance)

      4)    Lead the viewer's eye through the image.  S curve, C curve, slants, V's.

      5)    Layers in image.

      6)    Types of photos:  Post card, dynamic, intricate, minimalistic.   

      7)    You don't have to have the obvious in the image. 

      8)    Separation of elements.  

      9)    If color off,  imagine in B&W. 

    10)   Look for emotion in subject  /  Look for emotion because of subject.  

 

      

        Other Considerations:

     

 

 

 

      Holy Grail: 

              Capture a different way of looking at a subject.

              Post process to make look like what you actually saw.

              Make sure image has some near-black and some near-white in the composition.

             "Photoshop" is a computer word, not a photography word.

 

             Review Elements & Composition before shooting and if hit a mental block during shooting.

                 (Can also step away from shooting and look for fresh perspective without camera.)

    

 

       Style:
 

   

       1)    High DOF telephoto scenics.  (D750 + 100-400)

                 (With FF, focus stacking required)

      2)    Close focus with scenic background.  (D7200 + 17-70 macro)

      3)    Big sky.  (D850 + 16-35)

                 (Exposure bracketing may be required)

      4)    Ephemeral

      

 

       Other:

 

 

 

     

 

      1)    Start wide and then start taking unnecessary stuff out of the image with zoom.

      2)    With 16 FF, go for strong foreground.

      3)    Light really is everything.  Know "when" to shoot.  Punt with monochrome?

      4)    Is the image "immersive"? 

   

 

09/22/18