The World Through Your Eyes. Earlier this week, photographer Ming Thein gave us an overview of the fundamentals of photography…
The World Through Your Eyes. Earlier this week, photographer Ming Thein gave us an overview of the fundamentals of photography and talked about observing your subject or scene and what’s needed to create a good photograph. We see many excellent shots out there in which a photographer’s intent is clear: where he or she leads us to the photo’s subject or main focus — using light, composition, and other criteria — and is able to convey what they see in their mind at the moment of capture.
It’s that little extra something in a snapshot that transforms a photograph into something more: a visual interpretation of one’s vision. A story, captured in a frame. It’s that special skill that Ming mentioned — the photographer’s eye.
Some of you are active photographers, while others are only beginning to take pictures. Whatever your skill, we challenge you to take and share a photograph that shows a command of your frame. Lead our eyes somewhere. Make us focus on something.
IN A NEW POST CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PICTURE OF THE WORLD THROUGH YOUR EYES.
A few tips reinforcing what Ming taught us on Tuesday:
- Observe a scene first before lifting your camera to your eye.
- Ask yourself: What is the subject? What will you (not) include in the frame?
- Look for natural lines or frames in the shot to guide the viewer’s eye.
- Try different angles: Get low on the pavement. Look down from above.
We look forward to seeing the world through your lens!
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