Iain saw my Blogpost via Twitter and decided to forward me two images he took whilst in Gijon, Spain.
Iain has asked me to provide some feedback.
|This image is similar to the image above. It would have been stronger if positioned better and if the camera was slightly lower when taking the shot. Doing so would have resulted in the fence and the people being out of frame.|
In retrospect both images are interesting and have potential. Below are the same images as above. I’ve imported both to Lightroom, cropped and repositioned them slightly and made both images monochrome with an added touch of contrast to add a bit of mystery. If you take pictures just for fun, then I’d suggest you keep clicking. Enjoy it and play around with different angles to have less distractions. If you’re thinking of becoming a professional photographer, I’d say some sort of technical conformity would need to be met in order to have stronger compositions. As you were there you must have had a reason for taking these photos. I would have loved to read a little story to add a bit of context to each image and connect more with it. Rules are there as guidelines in photography. Some follow every rule to perfection whilst others break all of the rules intentionally. Even with my own images I constantly look for and find things I need to improve on. Personally I feel it’s important to be able to take a step back think about WHY we take photographs in the first place, what exactly we want to include and exclude from the image, what we want to focus on and what we want communicate to the viewer. Once we identify these things, composition will help present the story better and make our images much stronger.
Thank you for sharing your images with me and those who read the blog. It’s been interesting and a challenge to try and imagine what your thought process was when taking these images. Please keep in mind that my opinion is only an opinion and more likely what crosses my mind when composing a shot. This in no way is the only way. Keep at it, keep snapping and keep having fun! We’re all here to learn and my opinion is only one opinion. I’d love to see your flickr stream and more images if you have any. 🙂 You’re in such an amazing country at the moment, make the most of it!
Thanks Iain https://twitter.com/iainjfuller
Happy Monday! x