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Tag : Composition

Returning to a location

Many of us amateur photographers have a daytime job and spend most of the year at home, which doesn’t leave us many options when we feel like taking the camera out for a shoot. We often find ourselves shooting the same scene multiple times over the course of a year, because there are only so many great places (if any) in a, say, 50km radius. In order not to shoot the same picture over and over again, we need to […]

On Light

If there’s one thing serious photographers are obsessed with it’s light. Of course, if there is no light you can’t take a photograph, so there you go. But it’s not as simple as that: There is good light and bad light, but why? What is it that makes light good or bad? We’ve all been there, it’s Friday, we have the whole weekend ahead of us and after having breakfast we grab our gear and make for a familiar location […]

Composition: The Creative Side (Part 1)

When I picked up photography again about 3 years ago I thought I could just continue where I left off around the turn of the millennium. I had a record of taking casual photographs for around 20 years with all sorts of cameras and felt confident I knew it all or it would come back to me in a very short amount of time. In hindsight, I’m shocked at what little I knew about actual photography then, because photography isn’t […]

Composition: From Chaos to Order

Most hobbyists get the technical side of photography right eventually, but many seem to struggle with composition for a long time. The reason for that is, that there’s no recipe or workflow for good composition that would work in any given situation. There are so many rules for good composition and it can sometimes be hard to see which particular rules apply to the scene in front of your camera. And sometimes even though you tried to apply some of […]