Hey everyone! This is my first installment of “Expanding Horizons” and I hope what I have to share is interesting and informative and maybe even sometimes inspirational, if I’m lucky. I know not everyone has photoshop, so not every post will be technical in that way, although I do plan on posting tips and tricks done in Lightroom and Photoshop on occasion. So let’s get started!
One of the things I try to keep in mind when composing a photo is to create a sense of depth that makes the eye wander. I’m definitely not always successful, but it’s something I consciously do when I’m composing and also processing an image.
As an example, here I’ve included an image of the Golden Gate Bridge from Fort Baker. When I took the photo, I loved the yellow flowers in the foreground. For me, these flowers dictated how I would compose the photo because they provided a nice anchor for the image and a place for your eye to start as it meanders back along the shoreline to the first and second towers of the bridge. The line your eye travels along from the foreground to the background creates a sense of depth in the image.
Some people are really masters at this and I admire people who can consistently do this. For me, I’m just a beginner on this journey but I hope I can once in awhile inspire someone or share things I’ve learned that can be helpful.
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