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The Art of Seeing - The World is a Stage

May 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Continuing from last week's post...

After I've selected an area or subject to photograph, I then start thinking as a director.  Where will the subject be on the stage.  Do I place it up front, do I place it stage right or left, or, even in the background.  The element that's going to be my subject, must have command of the stage.

Then, I decide who, or what's the supporting cast.  How do they relate to the main character.  What kind of emotion will it evoke.  What role will it play?

How will I light the scene?  If it's a landscape image, the lighting is what probably caught my eye.  Landscape, I'm usually looking for low directional light from the side.  This brings out all the detail, textures, and richness in the photo for me.  And again, creates the emotion in the image. 

Finally, boarder patrol. I'm very meticulous of the edges of my frame.  Looking for things that do not belong in my photo.  I'm responsible for what's inside those frame lines.

I'm off to France for a few weeks, I'll post more when I return.

To be continued...


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