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#1 Warwick

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 10:28 PM

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I’m interested in how people on the forum compose photos.
I have a multi-stage approach.
I have my camera set up with a rule-of-thirds grid in the viewfinder, with my focus point typically around the top left or top right intersection.
Then I take lots of photos to get one shot - sometimes 50 or 100.
I’ll go through them in Lightroom looking for the ones where my subjects are interacting with each other or the camera, where there’s a story and emotion to what they’re doing.
Then I’ll crop using one of the Lightroom composition overlays. I use the spiral a lot, and then diagonals or rule of thirds.
This picture was cropped using the spiral.
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Here’s a slightly more detailed Golden Ratio spiral overlaid onto it:
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Interestingly in this case the spiral also works in the other main orientations
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Posted 27 December 2017 - 02:29 AM

Interesting.



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Posted 27 December 2017 - 09:05 PM

A link to downloadable Golden Ratio overlays
http://parksphotos.com/goldenoverlays/


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 10:57 AM

I just want to keep myself down to take this interesting thing for more details. :)



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:38 PM

A couple of good books I’ve read lately that really help with composition: The Phtotographer’s Eye is one and Magnum Contact Sheets is the other.
https://www.amazon.c...s/dp/1905814046
https://www.amazon.c...L40_&dpSrc=srch


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:29 PM

Taking the dog to the vets.
Fujifilm X70
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Posted 24 February 2018 - 08:03 PM

Two principles in this one: a triangle made by the three faces, and within the faces you have a sort of ‘odd one out’ thing going on: two human faces, with glasses, in profile, both looking at (and leading the viewer’s eye towards) a dog face, which is looking directly at the camera.
Camera: Fujifilm X70
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