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I cannot tell you how many times I have shown up at events with a couple of cameras around my neck, a gadget bag full of odds & ends and a lighting kit and have been asked that question. If it happened once every few years, that would be one thing. But it happens a LOT. It's like getting pulled over by the police and he's standing there with uniform, gun, flashing lights and asking him "Are you a cop?" I would love to come back with a witty reply, such as "No, I am Jesus. Don't you recognize my beard?" However, I cannot be that rude.

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.

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