10 Composition Tips

10 Composition Tips

I often profess that there are 4 ingredients to a compelling image in photography. 1. Subject 2. Composition 3. Light and 4. Color. They don’t need to be present in equal proportions but all great images contain these in varying amounts and proportions. Since...
The Yin Yang of Light and Shadow

The Yin Yang of Light and Shadow

Light and Shadow “Photography is to write with light.” As photographers we devote so much time and discussion to the subject of light that it’s easy to misunderstand or to get too caught up with its emphasis. Many photographers often interpret the focus on light in...
A Card Trick

A Card Trick

A simple way to add some variety to your compositions Yesterday I took a photography student who’s passion was botany to Selby Gardens for a session of inspiration. She felt her images were becoming repetitive. After showing me a portfolio of her favorite 20 or so...
Using lines for powerful composition

Using lines for powerful composition

Recently I took a small group of students to Venice, FL as the backdrop to explore and practice the concept of using lines in our photography to create more compelling images. Lines are found all around us in both our natural world as well as our man made world. Lines...

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