Defocus the backgrounds

De-focusing the background is a simple way to create subject isolation. Do you know how to induce this easily?

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A full range of tones

We are told a photograph needs a full range of tones, every one between black and white. This gives our photographs true depth and feeling. This week we are going to explore the effects of the tonal range of the photograph.

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The Point of Power

The point of power comes to us directly from the world of advertising.  Advertisers have to be clued up as to where the best spot in a magazine is to put their advertising. Did you know the price of an advertisement varies based on its location.  Back cover is the most expensive. Inside front is cheaper.  This week we explore one particular spot in a page. The terminal area.

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What do you love?

I find my best work is directly related to my personal passions. My loves.

What do you love to photograph? Is it your best work? Is your favorite work of subjects you are most passionate about?

Do you know what your passionate about photographing?

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Dominant Mass

Dominant Mass is a fantastic compositional device.   One that is not talked about or really understood.  This week we will explore when it’s dominant mass or not. 

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Analise your favourite photographs

Understanding why your favourite photographs work will help you take better photographs.  Yes.  It is that simple.  The more you analyse your own work and the work of others the better. This week I ask you to sit with one of your own favourite photographs and contemplate why it works for you.

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Depth of Field

Are you in control of your depth of field. A quick experiment will check your skills. The go on to show us your skills. 

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Two Up

There are many great photographs of two objects.   Yet we are told in straight composition theory that one or three is better.  This weeks exercise explores working with pairs.

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Exploring the tipping point

Searching for the tipping point in any visual medium is worthwhile. Spend some time trying to break your compositions, find that very special edge between success and failure.

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