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During the last week we finished up our Framing assignment. We were looking for natural parts of the image that framed the subject to bring it into greater focus.
Our winner this week did an excellent job with framing the subject. Congratulations to Photoboothguy for his “Crazy Kid” shot. He used the play gym as a frame for the subject, and we all agreed that his son really popped from the frame. In fact, it almost seems like it’s creating an out of bounds image. The strong colours really work well along with the expression to create a real sense of happiness and fun.
Our first runner up was tmelo1968‘s boy with a swing. The swing provides a nice frame for the shot. Although it’s a partial frame it works really well for this image, and the fact that he’s involved with the frame also works really well.
And last but not least was docxnoel‘s “Colored Bottles”. Selective colouring can be a little hit and miss, but sometimes it suits a subject really well. This was an instance where we found selective colouring really helped draw your eye to the shot. The use of the selective colouring to draw the eye to the frame created a lot of interest and it was a shot we really liked.
Our most recent assignment is Symmetry. Symmetry can provide balance to an image and create a pleasing harmony in the composition. You will find symmetry everywhere: architecture, nature, people, reflections, or even in your own set ups. So this week we want you to focus on images that show symmetry to create and interesting composition. As always, a quick reminder of the rules. First, your photo must have been taken between 1 – 15 June 2011. Second, your post must include the word “Symmetry” and the date the photo was taken. Finally, your EXIF should be intact, and it’s useful if you can include some of the main points such as camera, lens, aperture, ISO, etc.
Next week our newest assignment will be posted, and it is all about Diagonal Lines. Diagonal lines are another basic compositional technique you can use in your photos to draw the eye through the frame. Good luck everyone!