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selvin Jan 14, 2009 4:57 AM

This challenge requires some portrait photography. It also needs some thought in your composition.

Take a portrait with the subject(s) looking away from the camera.
  1. If the object they are looking at is within view this often creates a focal point for the shot.[/*]
  2. There is a tendency for the viewers to want to know what the subject is looking at. You then have an opportunity to reveal it or keep it hidden. Advantages and disadvantages?[/*]
  3. Keeping it hidden creates a tension that can work to your advantage. But as we noted in 1) above revealing the object could have the advantage of creating a focal point.
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Here's an example of the object kept hidden.

http://www.pbase.com/selvin/image/84433730.jpg

The usual rules apply. Aloha and happy shooting.

Walter C Jan 14, 2009 3:40 PM

Cute youngsters, Selvin. Yours?

Trojansoc Jan 14, 2009 6:07 PM

Interesting idea for a challenge and a great shot, selvin. The grandkids, I assume?

Paul

selvin Jan 14, 2009 9:36 PM

Walter, Paul,

These are my grandkids. Thanks for your kind comments.


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