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Thanks Nancy. No reason we can¡t have two months.
Thanks F but I think one month is enough. I don't want to give anyone a reason to procrastinate on this one!
Can't wait to get started on this. I will have to back off on the zoom . :)
Probably not necessary, but it's up to you. Always good to try something new. Can't wait to see what you come up with.
Just seeing this assignment. I will get started soon.
I will be the first to follow up with some photos.
you can see that the face is aligned on the right and the tree on the left. And even the eyes fall on the horizontal line.
another one that works pretty good:
some of the videos would say that the subject should have more space in front of them. But in this case the space in front was empty and I thought visually the picnic table anchored the the dog and created a nice balance.
Here is one that technically could work with the rule of thirds:
but the overall feeling is her centered in a field of leaves. Nothing else going on in the shot. So I decided to use the symmetrical approach. But her body sways a little to the right so I nudge it just a bit to the left to create more balance:
I don't know, now that I see it maybe the thirds rule still works just as well. What do you think?
Some of it is preference. Some things are obvious. If you aren't sure it would be good for you to post both and get feedback.
The most important goal is to look at our photos with composition in mind.
I would like to encourage people to give more feedback other than that looks great and I love it.
I know this can be a sensitive topic. Personally, I love it when people criticize my work as long as they can state what it is that bothers them, and/or recommend something they think would make it better. It forces me to look at my image differently. Many times the comment is helpful and I can make a correction, or take that tip for future use. Sometimes I disagree with the advice, but I still find it useful as it forces me to look at what they said and come to my own conclusion. I think I grow either way.
Some online groups have a policy where if the poster wants criticism they say that in their post. But because this particular thread is about learning I'm thinking that if you post an image you are also here to learn and get feedback. If you feel differently we can put that policy in place. But that would mean that the only comments you would get are "that looks great and I love it"
I think feedback is great and we should encourage it. I am often at a loss for why I love something so I am guilty of the “oh, it's lovely” for sure. I do hate rules but your rule of thirds pictures display how effective it can be. Your crop of Georgia makes a good picture much better and she gets a well deserved focus.
I like feedback, too. I don't always listen or agree, but I try to understand that person's point. It is always great to get a second opinion and try it a different way. As for the Georgia picture, I prefer the more centered one. I just think it makes the picture all about Georgia.
Nice examples. I like the center (or slightly off center, given the location and direction of her face) composition of Georgia best. For me, it just feels more in balance.
From my image file since I am on work travel and won't be with Chance for awhile, I guess that if this were a good example of the rule of thirds, the horizontal line would fall on his nose. Is that correct? If so I didn't leave enough room in the original image to make that crop. I personally would call this an off-center composition:).
I struggle with applying the rules and tend to go for a feeling a balance or tension, depending on what I want to achieve. I think I will learn a lot in trying to do this lesson right!!!
Chance is certainly off center but for me he is the center of attention with a nicely blurred background and a rapt look on his face. I like this portrait.
This works for me. I like the slightly off center. (I am a rule breaker. lol) Also, his left eye falls on the left upright of the thirds grid.