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Varying the Viewpoint – photographic composition

When looking at a scene, you soon become aware of the amount of peripheral information that surrounds the area of primary interest. To overcome this, look through the camera’s viewfinder that isolates the area of interest with the peripheral information cropped out. Next, start considering which of the relationships between the elements now visible in […]

The art of reflection

In the natural world, wet sand, mud and water surfaces, calm or smooth, rock surface, tree trunks in fact most surfaces have reflective capabilities. While still pools, rivers and wet sand are possibly the most obvious, the purpose of this posting is to excite a wider range of possibilities.  Even a small variation to your angle of […]

Playing with Design – post production

Playing in post production with composition (cropping) and developing image design that employ techniques like collage, triptych and etc as part of their overall appeal are lots of fun.  In fact far better than watching TV! To me, refusing to accept the inhibitions imposed by rules and convention. If your picture causes a viewer to […]

Image Planes – photographic composition

An important area of photographic design and composition is the effective creative management of the foreground, middle ground and background information within a picture. Collectively these are known as the image planes. Not all pictures will have them, nor do they necessarily need them to work. Nonetheless, photographs that do express image planes can have […]

Photographing in Mist

Mood is a state of mind, the way you think and feel at a particular moment. The most powerful pictures are those conveying a mood to the viewer.  When the air is full with tiny particles of water on a misty day the quality of light can enhance the mood invoked by the image is […]

Storms, Rain and Rainbows

Raging waterfalls, rushing creeks, and drenched ferns. Leaves and palm fronds all dripping with raindrops. Softly lit flowers and fruits specked with water droplets that each reflect the world around them in miniature. Few elements contribute photography as much as rain. When rain clears, of course, there is always the chance of some very dramatic […]

Australian Light

A combination of sunlight and what I call mood elements, clouds, rainbows, rainstorms, mist, dust and haze, are the ingredients that can make the content of an image stunning regardless of whether it is an iconic landscape or a few scruffy trees in a paddock.  In this article I share some of my favourite lighting […]

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