Tag Archives: Composition

Design Principles Part II: Design

I decided that I needed to revisit some of the best photography books I had read. And where else to start but with my first love, Michael Freeman? In an homage to this must read book, The Photographer’s Eye: Composition … Continue reading

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Design Principles: A Photography Tutorial and Homage to Michael Freeman

I decided that I needed to revisit some of the best photography books I had read. And where else to start but with my first love, Michael Freeman? In his book, The Photographer’s Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital … Continue reading

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Design Principles Part I: The Frame

As a photographer, you are bound to a frame, 3 x 2. Painters can change canvas size, poets can decide to not do rhymes, and singers can switch from rock to country. Photographers are bound to their frame. Learning to … Continue reading

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Capturing History in Washington DC: Working on Composition (5 of 12)

Working on Composition A third learning I tried applying was something that I learned with Linda about what makes a beautiful photo: lines, curves, textures, and patterns. The “effect-to-skill” ratio is very high, meaning that it requires minimal composition skill and … Continue reading

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Capturing History in Washington DC: Capturing Details (6 of 12)

Capturing Details As with everything, photography is about details and photographing them. Although most details are small, some are big, like these half sated flags. 95mm, 1/1600s, f/5.3, ISO 200 27mm, 1/20s, f/4.0, ISO 3200 56mm, 1/800s, f/6.3, ISO 200 … Continue reading

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Capturing History in Washington DC: Working the Magic (7 of 12)

Working the Magic People with whom I shared my Italy pictures often commented and applauded me for taking pictures without tourists. At the time, the vanishing “magic trick” came instinctively; this time around I worked to repeat this. 70mm, 1/100s, … Continue reading

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Capturing History in Washington DC: Going Wide (8 of 12)

Going Wide As with Italy, I had brought my Sigma 8-16mm ultra wide-angle lens. It allows me to take shots that are otherwise impossible. I consider that such a lens, an ultra wide angle, is a must when doing travel … Continue reading

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Advanced Composition: Using Georgraphy

Christina N Dickson of Digital Photography School published this interesting tutorial explaining how to use shapes and forms (or geometry) within your frame to create what she calls Advanced Composition. I had already shared my thoughts on composition and what makes a … Continue reading

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Posing Guide: 21 Photographing Weddings Sample Poses

As I am preparing to shoot my wedding in about 10 days, this wedding posing guide could not have been published at a better time :-). It follows a number of other posing guides that were published by Digital  Photography … Continue reading

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Mastering Wide Angle Photography

Photo Tuts+ have a good post about wide angle composition. Having a UWA lens like my Sigma 8-16 is one thing, knowing how to use it is something else. I must say that what caught my attention was the fact … Continue reading

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