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Photo Analysis for Personal Improvement

We typically know, within a few seconds of viewing a photograph, whether we “like” it or not. It’s an automatic assessment, one that speaks to our instincts and our sense of aesthetics. When you’re learning to take great photos, though, it really helps to go through the process of understanding why we like or do […]

Weekend Project – Pattern Interrupted

This weekend, train your photographic eyes to find pleasing patterns and unique interruptions in patterns. Patterns can be abstract or specific, and occur naturally or are constructed. They create a path for the eyes to follow, and are heavily dependent on lines and angles to inspire interest. There is especial allure created in a pattern […]

Defining Simplicity With Composition Techniques

You’ll often hear people using the term simplicity or simple or even clean when they talk about composition, but what does that mean exactly? The best way to explain it is to refer to it as uncluttered. If you take a portrait of someone they may look beautiful and your focus on them might be […]

Your March Photo Challenge Contributions

The March 2010 Photo Challenge Subject is “simplicity”, and the Challenge Technique is “macro”. The challenge runs all month long, so there’s still plenty of time to share your shots! I must say that I have been REALLY enjoying everyone’s contributions – we have some really amazing photographers in our midst! All of your efforts […]

March Photo Challenge

Another month, another Challenge! Each month we feature a month-long “challenge”: one photographic “theme” in which participants are encouraged to take photos of a certain subject or concept, and one “technical challenge” in which participants will use a certain photography technique. Contributors can either combine the theme and the technique in a single photograph, or […]

Composition Tips – Simplicity

When composing a powerful or memorable photograph, keeping things simple often accomplishes the highest impact. The viewer can identify the subject of the photograph more easily, and appreciate its qualities. A photograph that is composed with simplicity in mind will often draw the viewer’s attention and emotion in a more significant way than a shot […]

Examples of Great Composition

Hello friends, I’d like to start a discussion on photo composition. Sometimes it’s easy to define why a photo does or does not have great composition – sometimes it’s hard to define. There are a lot of great “rules” out there to keep in mind when composing a shot – balance, rule of thirds, avoiding […]