As a relatively new Fine Art Landscape Photographer in San Antonio, I am working on developing my eye for photographic composition. In one class at the Art Institute of San Antonio, we have assignments meant to focus on different elements of photographic design. Some of these assignments were relatively easy. While others required a bit of prior planning and out-of-the-box thinking. So here are some recent images focusing on some of these elements.
Elements of Photographic Composition
One of the interesting aspects of developing a photographer’s eye is how I am constantly re-evaluating my work. And doing so with the benefit of new experience and understanding. For example, let’s look at the above image of the fence post. I was intent on demonstrating a shallow depth of field and so most of my attention was on the foreground. That part turned out pretty much as I had intended. The blurred-out background however… not so effective. A different angle that didn’t show the overpass and roadway in the background would have been better. So in my mind, that is the difference between simply “good with potential” and “competition worthy.”
Another interesting thing right now is how I look around me and think how I would photograph that. Looking at the lighting, the angles, and the shapes, to the colors, the emotion, and the stories. I am loving this journey into photography so far and can’t wait to see where it leads!
More to Come!!!
There will be future posts featuring Photographic composition elements. Stay tuned!