Reflecting Photography

I have been familiar with the majority of these tips for a while now. Every time I photograph I always consider my subjects location, surroundings, and angles. On Thursday, I had a little photoshoot where I used these photography tips. I enjoyed this assignment

Lines & Cropping

These two shots are very similar. There are subtle leading lines in the background that draw your eyes towards her. However, photo is vertical and one is horizontal. I feel like the majority of the portrait shots I take are vertical, but out of these two photos, I think I like the horizontal one more. I think the walls on each side of her adds more depth to the photo.

Simplicity

For simplicity, the subject should be the main focus. There shouldn’t be distractions in the photos. I used a plain wall for the photo on the left. For the photo on the right, I placed her closer to the camera and shot with a wide aperture to add a blur to the background. I think bokeh adds simplicity to the photo because it draws the attention to the main subject.

Rule of Thirds

The rule of thirds is when the subject takes up a third of the image and falls on one of the off-center guidelines. It’s easy to find myself centering my subject. I like photos that use the rule of thirds and it’s something I want to work more on.

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