Saturday, April 24, 2010
Day Fiftythree: Composition
A few posts back I mentioned how I see a scene through the camera as a collection of shapes. I present the photo above to illustrate this concept. I look through the viewfinder and begin adjusting the camera position and focal length of the lens (if using a zoom), and pay attention to the various lines in the scene. In this case the phone poles, utility lines, road all divide the scene up into various shapes. I use those shapes & lines to draw the eye to the subject, in this case the car. There is nothing accidental in this composition. However, I did have to work quickly because of the car moving rapidly away from me. The photo below shows how the scene is composed of lines and shapes.