Tag Archives | Composition

…It’s Movie Monday: Surface?

Surface

Surface is an experimental film, exploring the emotional journey from an underground urban perspective.

Surface Workflow

This ‘urban symphony’ transforms human actions and street objects into beats that harmoniously compose a grand audio and visual composition. The film emphasizes the ideas of ‘point of contact’, ‘human identity’ and notion of ‘live footprints’.

[Surface]

…Peter Funch’s photos are fantastic?

Peter Funch

To create a single image, Peter Funch stakes out an area of New York City for a few days and snaps people as they walk by. Then, he stitches together pieces and parts from each image to create a final composition that is thematically unique and almost unbelievable.

The above image is his comparison of black vs. white, but you should definitely check out the site for more of his work.

[Peter Funch]

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…You can take better portraits?

Eric Hamilton Portrait

Ever wonder how good photographers take great portraits?

There has to be a trick, right?

Well, according to Eric Hamilton, there’s actually a few tricks, and thankfully, he’s nice enough to let you in on some of them in his guide to The Art of Portrait Photography.

Rule number one is proper use of light, though he also mentions subject, focus, background, composition, texture, color, and exposure, with examples of each.

Ready to take your photos up a notch?

Then read on and find out what you need to do.

[Eric Hamilton – The Art of Portrait Photography]

…You can play with the sky?

SKYplay

Here’s an interesting photo idea: Use clouds in your photos.

Called SKYplay, it “depicts a composition dominated by use of the sky & real clouds at that moment with another object”.

Basically, the next time you see a cool cloud formation, bring out the camera and incorporate it into your photo.

Click the link for more examples.

[Flickr – SKYplay]

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