Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Photo Considerations

Some of the considerations that went into the treatment of this photo may be helpful in your picture taking.  Exclude as much distraction as possible.  If you can do that as you are taking the photo, great.  If not, crop to exclude any unneccessary information.  I decided to emphasize the symmetry by dividing the image exactly in half.   This will usually cause a photo to look static, but I don't think that happens in this case.  Leave some room for the moving subject to travel out of the photo.  If I had cropped too much on the left, it would lead the viewer's eye right out of the picture.  Think about what your eyes did when you viewed the photo.  Mine keep entering the photo from the right, travel to the seagull, then loop back to start all over again. 

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