During Self-Directed on Friday I went searching for subjects focusing on composition, color and light. Since we have started to look into light I have definitely started to look at things differently and have been able to find more 'interesting' aka subjects that I get excited about shooting.
Shutter Speed: 1/1600
Thoughts: Two buildings that I had never looked at closely became interesting as the roof of the brick building framed the concrete building on the right. This could be more interesting if I hadn't centered the image so much but in the same vain I like that the sky is centre.
Compositional Techniques Incorporated: Leading Lines, Pattern and negative space.
Shutter Speed: 1/1600
Thoughts: The red, white and black in this image along with the blue of the flag and sky makes for a crisp and striking image. The high shutter speed has stopped the flag but the way it which it still has movement due to the wind gives it momentum and emotion.
Compositional Techniques Incorporated: Rule of Thirds, Shutter
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Thoughts: Fave image so far. The color and subject matter are engaging. The light from the sign stands out in front of the sunset and the silhouettes from the chimney and aerial have a nostalgic quality.
Compositional Techniques Incorporated: Rule of Thirds, negative space
Shutter Speed: 1/80
Thoughts: I attempted to get a relatively clear landscape and while I don't think this is perfect it was cool to have a play around in such a picturesque setting. While I also tried to include for/mid/background in this image, the dominating factor would be the use of rule of thirds which I seem to favor....
Compositional Techniques Incorporated: Rule of Thirds (Placing the ground level on the bottom horizontal line and the top of the mountain on the top horizontal line) and the Power Line Structure on the left hand Vertical Line.
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Thoughts: My Guy Bourdin inspired Still Life using direct light to frame the subject - incorporating contrasting colors Red and Green. This style of lighting would definitely be something I would use again and try to use in a portrait.
Composition Techniques Incorporated: Contrasting Colors, Framing with Shadow & Negative Space