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Old 08-21-2009, 07:39 PM
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Re: Composition in photography

Point N Shot N crop
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:13 AM
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This is one of a few i took a couple of weeks ago, the first one is straight from raw without any correction, as usual i used the bullseye technique to nail the shot quickly thinking i could crop later.. i was going to crop as a landscape with kids to the right then thought portrait would work better... am still undecided, but there are many more things to worry about for the rest of the day lol
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:58 AM
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Re: Composition in photography

I would have cropped it a little differently.

What do you think of this crop?

It follows the "rule of thirds" a little more closely, gives a point of interest and orientation with the rope/post barrier things on the beach, and gives a point of interest in the upper segment as well with the floats.
Since the children are moving to the right, positioning them on the left also gives them "somewhere to go" as they say, whereas the vertical crop was a little less obvious in that respect.
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Old 08-22-2009, 11:04 AM
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Re: Composition in photography

Hi Afrazier,
yes it works, i did actually mean kids to the left, not to the right..
I see what you mean about the barrier being a point of interest, but decided i needed clutter free sand so went the other way..
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I hear ya. All art is subjective. It's what works on a person by person, case by case basis.
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Old 08-23-2009, 07:52 PM
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Re: Composition in photography

I really haven't had a good chance at taking some photography using the rule of thirds. The scenery around here is really trashy unfortunately.
Although not a photographer or photoshop artist, Claudine Hellmuth is one of my favorite artists. More of a mixed media artist, she focuses alot on composition and it shows great in her work. Her works aren't "centered", but you are drawn to the subject as easily as if they were. http://www.claudinehellmuth.com/book.htm
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Re: Composition in photography

Hi, I have submitted the one that I would do. Here I have cropped the left so that the path leading us out of the image is not there and the path leading in is. On the left I have cropped it so that the water fountain is on the second vertical thirds line. I think the trees with the red and the reflections help to balance the image, but this is still more a panoramic orientation. To bring it down to a more normal ratio I feel you loose too much of the image.
Great image by the way. I also have some articles on the different composition rules at http://www.juliaharwood.com including one on the less known rule on Notan.
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it's past paced with differing lighting conditions and moving subjects..
Somebody mentioned photoshop earlier on being referred to as a one stop solution for everything, it's useful for enhancing an image beyond what a raw converter can do, but it can't repair a bad composition or change a wrong angle when cropping etc..
A very high percentage of the success of a good image is the lighting, composition, angle etc etc... stuff that needs thought, feeling, emotion, passion and raw artistic talent... i do admire these people, for us mere mortals it means practice and more of the same.
I have seen incredible shots done with a point and shoot, so although it's helpful to have the camera setup properly, the resulting image is more to do with making the picture than "taking it",
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Gary..
Hi Gary, I totally agreee, to me any post processing is to polish the image, not to make a bad image good.
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