Awesome pictures here near my home turf!
Last week I was preparing materials for my latest photo class, on Photo Composition. I included basics on Subject and Theme, Rule of Thirds, selective focus, leading lines, framing and all the stuff I’d learned over the years, reading “How to…” articles and photo books.
Then I started thinking about what I actually do, in real life, when I am out taking pictures.
And I realized that while I do utilize all these things, what I really do is to focus my attention on adding what I call Elements of Coolness.
Isolation Lake, Enchantments
Looking at pictures taken by other people I am often awestruck at the magnificence they managed to capture. And after a while I began to notice that the images I admired the most had one, or in many cases, more than one really awesome aspect to them.
Generally the more Elements of Coolness in the image…
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