Putting the graphic into photographic » Gale Photography
This is a post about composing your image. Some folks go on about the so-called “Rule of Thirds” as if it was the law. Spoiler alert: it’s not! By all means compose your images carefully, but don’t get caught by the “it’s the rules” trap. Sometimes images cry out to be treated as graphic design rather than a record of what’s there.
Take this Christmas present. The box was made from corrugated cardboard which picked up the strongly directional sunlight. I placed the box so that a shadow fell across it. The shadow starts from one corner and divides the image into two almost halves. I’ve put the red label so part of it starts from a corner. Making the label a semi-circle gives it ambiguity. It’s now all about the shapes the things make and…
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