When you’re a young person getting into photography, you tend to get excited about your subject matter. You’re also a bit shy and don’t want to be noticed by anyone standing nearby, so if you want to shoot a photo that you can be proud of, you have to come up with a good subject. It sounds obvious, but it’s not.
For a photographer, a good subject is the one that is already recognizable, but its also one that you can easily reproduce. If you dont have a good subject, you have to resort to the “now i lay me down to sleep photography” technique. Basically, this is the step where you dont have the image in your head, but you have a vague idea for what you want to capture.
One of the most important parts of photography is the composition. Your composition is your point of view, and the most important thing is that you get it right. The point of view is also the most important thing for your subject matter. Just like a person, a subject has a point of view, but that point of view will be different for everyone. It may be a straight line, or it may be a line that curves in a weird way and is not straight.
The problem is that often times most people don’t understand the composition of a photo. While it may seem obvious to you, it may be a lot harder to explain to someone who doesn’t really understand the concept of composition.
The idea is simple. When a person views the same object from different angles, they create a different composition. To us, the composition of a photo is the arrangement of objects and the placement of them on the frame(s). A good composition is one that is free of visual distraction.
And that’s why we often find ourselves trying to take a photo of the same scene from different angles. The composition of a scene often has a lot to do with if the photo will get a good exposure or not. But just because the entire composition appears the same doesn’t mean that the same is true for the photo. For example, the same scene from the same angle may appear in a photo in different lighting and with different lighting conditions.
That’s why we often need to check our composition when we take a new photo. If the entire scene appears the same, we may end up with a photo where our eyes are just looking through a lens of bad lighting. If the entire scene appears different, i.e. the photo doesnt match the photo of the original scene, the photo we take to a new location may not be the correct one.
And this is where we need to remember to check our composition while taking a new photo, and also while we’re editing old photos. A new photo may be the wrong one if the light is too bright and/or the scene is too dark. We can’t always be sure if our photo is the one we’re looking at, but the rule of thumb for editing photos is to make sure that the photo is in the best possible light.
Sometimes we need to take a new photo while editing old photos, then take a new photo when we’re on vacation and then edit the old photos, or take new photos while we’re in bed and then edit old photos. If we’re editing old photos that we took in dim light, we may need to make a new photo to match the new light.
As we look through our photos, we’ll notice that there are always a few that are dark. This is probably because when we were taking our previous photos, we just wanted to capture the feel of the light and not the quality of the light. The rule of thumb for adjusting photography is to adjust the camera settings, not the light.