Posts Tagged Composition
Conventional wisdom suggests, if you work hard at finding great locations and then you wait for beautiful light to happen, you should be able to make wonderful landscape photographs. It's an obvious plan. Right?
But what would happen, if we did the opposite?
Sometimes, an interesting photograph can be found in a different place from where you think you should look. While all eyes were on the Sydney 2013 fireworks ( and they were beautiful ) I thought an interesting subject could be found in the Sydney Harbour Bridge, without fireworks....
Cartier-Bresson called it "the rhythm of surfaces". "For a subject to be strong enough to be worth photographing, the relationship of its forms must be rigorously established." For this blog post, I thought I would show you a range of different examples of what I mean by “lines, angles and graphic shapes” and share with you some thoughts on why they can be important elements in a photograph. Some of these examples are obvious. Others are less so. I hope these thoughts and examples help and encourage you in your own journey of photography.
What is often overlooked in photographic composition is the hidden composition; those elements of a composition which only the camera might see or which we might add or bring to life in later post production.