The second of four newsletters
about composing strong pictures
Not all elements of composition are created equal - often we have favourites that we are drawn to using, even if just for a certain period of time during our growth as photographers. Remember, a strongly composed photograph can hold a viewer's interest briefly, but without some kind of relevance, or meaningful subject matter, images can feel empty and boring. To find relevant subjects is simple - we need not look any further than our own interests. Often our personal interests have a universal dimension if we explore them deeply enough. Click on the photo above for more info about it.
Dominant Foreground: Contributing Background
Not all foregrounds are created equal. For instance, some foregrounds are there to tickle our interest then lead us into the main substance of the picture. They play a secondary role in the photo. In the images below the foreground plays a dominant role.
Learn to do this and your photographs will be stronger and more interesting.