I got two books about portraiture for my birthday (both are really nice, btw). Apperently, if you want to make it on the cover with your photography, you have to ask your model into or at least close to the sea and make her hold something odd in her hands. I will try to remember and apply this neat trick on my next occasion. Any volunteer models out there?
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
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
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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