Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2008
"In order to be a successful Photographer, you must possess both Vision and Focus neither of which have anything to do with your eyes." – Kevin Russo
• February & March Classes
February & March CLASSES:
Wedding Photography I (March ’09)
Basic Lighting (March ’09)
Fundamentals of Photography Downtown Indy, Fishers YMCA & Carmel Locations
• Tip of the week: Composition: Diagonal Lines
Of all the lines, diagonals are the most dynamic. They have a stronger sense of "leading" than do horizontal lines or vertical lines. One example of this is perspective, where two physically horizontal lines converge with distance from the camera. Though this may be an obvious example, there are many more.
Here are a few suggestions for using vertical lines in your composition:
- Diagonals can be singular or plural. Multiple diagonals can intersect, converge or be parallel. It’s your choice. There’s no right or wrong!
Photo by Bernie Kasper
- Look for one diagonal line that contrasts with other horizontal or vertical lines.
Photo by Lindsay Amore
- Zig-zags are caused by "jointed" lines. They cause a change in visual direction.
Photo by Indiana Shutterbug
- Try not to "cut" your image in half with a loud line from corner to corner, but look for patterns or items that create a line naturally. Or if the line starts at one corner, lead it to your subject (like the image below).
Photo by Smruti Mohapatra
These tips and more can be learned in any Indy Photo Coach class or lesson.
• Upcoming Events
April ’09: Susan Komen Race For The Cure – Photojournalism Workshop
May ’09: Indy Mini Marathon / 500 Festival Photojournalism Workshop
TBA: Indy Photo Coach "Before & After"
TBA: Wedding Photography II, III
New classes are being planned… keep posted!
• Flickr Pool
Upload your best shots and comment on other Indianapolis photographers’ work. Be inspired.
Photo Highlights From Flickr
This week from the IPC Flickr Group:
Photo by Oscar Salinas
Assignments: Designed to help you exercise your creativity and see everyday life differently.
Photo by Brian Grissom
Photo by Chuck Horn
Assignment: B&W Contrast: Black & white can create more of an impact than color.
Photo by Miya Evans
Assignment: Ice: Icicles, frozen trees, etc. Focus on composition using ice.
Assignment: Mirrors: Reflections are great to experiment with… What’s yours look like?
Assignment: Water: With water as your subject, show us your best shots of H2O
Assignment: Fire: ‘Tis the season for fireplaces, hot cocoa, & chimneys. Use those great creative skills for a shot of some sort of fire. Fireplaces, candles, matches, campfires, etc. Just don’t get hurt!
Assignment: Silhouette: Welcome to the world of backlighting
Photo by Brian Grissom
Assignment: Advertisement: Post a photo that looks like it could be used in an ad for a product or service.
Alphabet "S": Create a photo that shows an "S" shape without showing text.
"Full": Show your visual interpretation of the word "Full"
Simplicity: Compose a very simple shot.
Beloved Object: Show us something that means alot to you.
Self-Portrait: Practice and show us who you are! Start those creative engines and introduce yourself photographically!
Photo by Gary Mead
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