Create Interesting Composition…

Winter Park High School Senior, Lauren Sand was the perfect subject for this week’s tip.  The composition of your photos ~ the relationship of the subject and the setting within the frame ~ can either grab the viewer and hold their attention or … not.  While working with Loren, I varied her position within her environment in all kinds of different ways.  Then, I shot the scenes at angles that I determined were both flattering for her face and body, and were interesting artistically.  I kept moving around her, looking for diagonal lines with walls, the dock, her extended legs, her torso and the fire truck.  Mostly I stayed away from straight-on shots (since I usually think they’re less interesting), unless I purposefully wanted symmetry with vertical and horizontal lines (like the seated, straight-on photo in the pink dress and the image with Lauren lying in the middle of the street).   Tilting the camera can give you an interesting change from the usual, but be careful that you don’t have the subject looking like they’re tipping over.  Happy Shooting!!

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