I am no different and as our family reunion was drawing to a close this Summer, I went outside to photograph the view.
So much of photography is framing the scene. The next time you go to take a landscape photograph, I hope these tips will help.
- Include: Decide what elements you want to include in your picture. For this shot, I wanted the tree, water, walkway, some Adirondack chairs and the fishing boat.
- Exclude: Know that framing is also about editing out the distractions. There were some random items just over the fence that I kept out of this shot.
- Highlight: In this photo, I wanted to highlight the fishing boat (symbolic of a quiet morning). Instead of centering it in the frame, I centered it between the umbrellas. See? It makes the boat very visible and an important part of the scene.
- Placement: Since this gorgeous tree is the largest object in the picture, it is sure to get noticed. By keeping it to the right, I can show you the tree without letting it take over the picture.
Voila! I hope these 4 concepts help you to frame your next masterpiece.