Composition: Contrast and Simplicity

Simplicity: Try to eliminate unwanted objects or clutter from the photograph. If you are having problems eliminating unwanted objects, try changing the viewpoint of the picture. Use a low-angle shot so the sky is your background. Find natural or manmade solid background (i.e plain walls inside or outside of buildings) This technique can really help your subject pop out of the picture.
(more simplicity 1, 2, 3)


Contrast: A light subject will have more impact if placed against a dark background and vice versa. Contrasting colors may be used for emphasis, but can become distracting if not considered carefully.
(more contrast 1, 2, 3, 4)

Of course, now you get to try – I would like four pictures each for Contrast and Simplicity (post 8 pictures total to your blog)

Feel free to add in other photographic techniques if you want to.

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