i saw this picture which is nice.... is it anything that called front panning?
also for this picture, is it using ND10 with flash?
But that's not the point of composition, right? So using these 2 pics: elaborate a bit what and why it catches your eye. Your mind does something already on subconscious level, you need to become aware of it and use it. Plus: add more details to look out for.
I like the background and the subject. I always try to take these type of pictures, either the background is over exposed or the subject is underexposed.Originally Posted by Octarine
It's hard to tell what has gone on in the second, my guess is a lot of over-aggressive shadow/highlights recovery has transpired. You can see the haloes around the shadows, and the sky is patchy with a lot of banding... Not a pretty picture imho, and one that I'd dump and try to resolve with fill flash or more proper layering to obtain the necessary details (the latter needs a lot of work in this case).
From the questions you are asking here, my general advice is to start from the ground. You don't run before you walk... You could grab a book on the basics of photography, and a lot of the things that you are asking about, once you understand the basics, are not hard to guess. I don't think uncle catchlights meant to start grabbing pictures that you like and asking how to do them; that is fine, but it comes later, after you understand the basics. To put it into perspective, how does one learn math? Does it start from learning the numbers, basic operations, or does it start with trying to make head of tail of the equations in the solution to a math problem? If you do not even know what addition, subtraction, division, multiplication are, how do you make head or tail of the solutions? The technicalities of photography are in some ways not that far off from a maths problem, it is dead, and you have a set of tools to reach your answer. You have a vision in your head - that is the maths problem; the basics of lighting, understanding of light, ISO, aperture, etc; are the tools which help you solve the problem to achieve your vision.
U are digressing from composition with your above question.Originally Posted by rvf79
Composition is NOT about using filters, panning or Photoshop. These are extra toppings on your ice cream.
Composition is about directing someone's eyes to see the pic that u want to show. It's NOT about special effects.
For example, the 2nd pic, u see a group of guys standing in a V shape? This is composition. Why? Coz the photographer use lines and angles to direct your eyes to see this group of guys on a bridge. Yr eyes will see this V shape first, then go on to see the background bridge.
I no expert. I also learning. And michael Freeman book "photographer's eye" is a v good book on composition.
Back to composition, which has little to do with these special effects. Observe the positioning of the camera, how the girl is photographed, how it 'works' for you.. what do you perceive from this arrangement? - Answer for yourself (I'm not gonna give you short cuts here), and you got another small step towards understanding composition.
one picture i had took 2 weeks ago
as the zoom effect does not affected the car seats and the subject legs,
I do not find this photo pleasing as the distortion of her legs, become more prominent then her face.
#2, is like HDR thingy, leading lines works, but the effect is redundant.
as other members already mentioned, effects are like icing on the cake, if the cake is not nice, don't waste the whip cream.
ease the buildings at the top right corner, can try to place the bridge to the bottom right. in this way it will lead the viewer's eyes to the buildings on the other end.
oh ya, the 1/3 rule too. try giving 2/3 of the upper frame to the buildings/sky and the remaining 1/3 for the water.
From my view, shoot more & upload to your PC. Study the pictures & improve from there, each photographer has their own liking.
Thanks bro. Noted the comments.Originally Posted by tecnica