Friday, 29 June 2012


In this exercise the instruction is to examine six previously taken images and decide how the balance works in each one.

I haven't exactly conformed to the letter on this one as one of the images is crop taken as part of another exercise , but it does have relevance.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

A Sequence of Composition Take 2

Taking the exercise one step further I saw a fairly unique custom built machine on display and moved in using the viewfinder.

sequence2 (1 of 23)

First I went in close but felt it was not showing the machine in the best way...

Friday, 15 June 2012

A Sequence of Composition

The object of this exercise is to try and use the viewfinder to compose the shot... not wait for it but try to find the ideal shot and record the process. By shooting the nearly moments it is hoped to see the process as it develops.I started this sequence with around 25 shots and I edited down to the 18 you see here. I decided the ones with arms and legs obscuring the shot didn't really count...

The sequence started with a crowd gathering to see a rare Indian motorcycle being started at a classic motorcycle open day...

sequence (1 of 18)

I changed angle to try and get more shots of the faces of the crowd as the anticipation of hearing it run started to build

sequence (2 of 18)

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Fitting the Frame to the Subject

The object of this exercise is to see how you can use the viewfinder to frame a subject.

The camera I used for this exercise has a 98% coverage viewfinder which I found interesting to see how it would change what I saw against what was produced.

Also the advise about tilting the camera missed out some another pertinent fact, some times you need to tilt yourself to get the shot. Even simply moving sideways changes what is in the viewfinder and what can be included in the image as it unfolds before you. Or in my case lying down and tilting me and the camera!

First image is just taken, without any concious effort, just a snapshot of the object as you first see it.

TAOP_Fitting_frame (1 of 4)