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the eyes have it

The question, “Is the centered eye more likely to follow the viewer?” drew me to the above piece of art while walking across the Colorado State University campus.


a photo study: tempo

Tempo as a composition element within photography is an extension of Ted Forbes’ discussion of rhythm…the beat…the pulse within images. He notes that tempo is the means by which we display speed, movement, as well as the passing of time all within a frozen moment. 137 more words


Analyzed Photographic Compositions

In this post I intent to demonstrate some of the guidelines photography composition follows in order to be balanced, compelling and pleasing to the eye. This photographs were taking by professionals to demonstrate the rule of thirds, depth, and leading lines guidelines to the viewers. 602 more words


a photo study: shape

This week my topic of study was shape.  Shape, the basic two-dimensional element within composition, is defined by line, space, color, and contrast of differing light areas. 413 more words


Clarity in my Photographs

I’ve wanted to write about my photography “style” for a while now, but have always held myself back, as I feel that to write down a description of what makes an image “mine” would be incredibly restricting. 386 more words

Simon King

a photo study: composition

The fourth week of this journey exploring a particular element of photography invited me to open my eyes to triangles.  It is easy for the eye to see triangles and they are often created through the use of three prominent points of interest, particularly if they are similar in content and size. 157 more words


Photography Composition Fishing

A technique I’ve been using more and more recently is popularly known as fishing. Fishing involves locating and prioritising your composition first, and then relying on a degree of luck for the right character or “finishing touch” to enter the scene. 335 more words

Simon King