High Key

High Key Photographs are predominantly white and are created with light tones. They can either be monochromatic or full of subtle colour. Usually, they don’t have a rich black in them, if they do, they are really tone drop outs. This week we are going to explore intentionally over exposing our photographs to create high key images.

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Triangles

This week we are going to explore triangles. They are a few of my clients favourite compositional devices as well as one of my own. Their power in composition is undeniable. Lets see what you can do with them.

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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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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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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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