One of the most important parts of photography is editing. Most of the time, when something catches my eye, I take many photographs, framing each exposure differently. The most successful edits set up interesting relationships among all the visual elements.
Keeping an eye out for oddly-shaped clouds during this time of quickly changing weather prepared me for catching the scene below. Even though the photo is not perfect (it was taken through a car window), it is still a dramatic picture.
Street photographers look for interesting visual elements to include in their photos. It is a challenge to choose how to place them in the frame.
This is street photography. On this street, the four paint drips and the leaf created a design that caught my eye.
In the last photograph in this series, I caught a number of visual elements often found in parking lots in the US: dotted white lines, indicating driving lanes; a red line that notes an emergency area; a striped region that warns of a speed bump and an white-striped outlined area that indicates a no parking zone. […]
This young girl has a lot of support. Fortunately, they were consumed in the details of her study and did not notice me sketching away. I’m proud of this drawing both for its composition (in which one can see an interaction among the subjects), and its execution. The book on the chair and the backpack […]
Only part of me was in shade when I drew this little scene. I had to cover my sketching hand with a napkin to avoid getting sun burned. We were lucky to have an umbrella. Some of the tables didn’t have them. I enjoyed sketching the figures at the remote tables. The trick to drawing […]
As I look at this sketch I did several days ago, I see the asymmetry of the figure. Was the young man’s trunk turned? I don’t think it was or I would have clarified it by shading or otherwise showing a twist in posture. The asymmetry about which I was concerned at the time of […]
Within the frame of my camera, I rearranged the parking lot elements, from my post 80 Yellow Dots, and added another, to make this photograph.