Category Archives: Shooting tips

About anticipation, preparation (master your gear!) and luck (or lack of luck)

Look at this: when I stumbled across this poster, held by the little Playmobil man, I immediately thought it would be a great background for a person in an orange workdress. I had about 15 minutes to spare, waiting for my commuting train, so I stayed and watched the scene: ANTICIPATION

 

 

 

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Struggling with composition

Struggling with composition

The photo below is certainly interesting because of the gorgeous colors of the wooden shed and the flowers in front of it. We have cyan, magenta and green in the same image. The door, the flower pot and the grill hanging from the wall form a diagonal – not bad for an interesting composition. Nevertheless, I think the image doesn’t quite take off. Something is wrong, something is missing, and something is too much.

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Square or qeer: the 1:1 aspect ratio

Square or qeer: the 1:1 aspect ratio

Michael Freeman, a respected authority for composition in photography, writes in his book

Photographer’s Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos [affiliate]

about the square format that “you need a very good reason to choose THIS format over portait or landscape”. There is a danger that square photos can look boring, unattractive (though harmonic and peaceful).
However, viewing conventions can change and actually DID change recently.

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