Think you have a special knack for artistic qualities in the world? Some people have a unique eye for seeing the world in a different and special way. Have you always wanted to share this worldview by using photography? One of the most frustrating things a new visual artist can encounter is putting their images onto their computer and finding that they don’t look like the idea they had in mind while shooting.
Focus, Focus, Focus
You know what’s different and unique, so arrange your shot as to remove any distractions or noise. Remember that anyone who sees your photo won’t know about anything that’s not in the frame, so leave as much to the imagination as possible. This draws more interest, allowing the viewer to fill in the blanks, making them part of the art.
The reason a focal point is important is that when you look at an image your eye will generally need a ‘resting place’ or something of interest to really hold it. Without it you’ll find people will simply glance at your shots and then move on to the next one. A focal point can be virtually anything ranging from a person, to a building, to a mountain, to a flower etc. [Read more…]