serenity

Week 21 Inspiration: Serenity (What does Serenity mean to you?)

Nikon F750 f/7.1 1/400s 82mm 800 ISO

Image submitted in response to Dogwood Photography’s annual 52-week photography challenge.

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negative space

Week 20 Composition: Negative Space (Create a powerful landscape using Negative Space.)

Snowy Range... Nikon D750 f/4.5 1/2000s 85mm

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inspiration: balanced composition

Week 17 : Balanced composition (is pretty straightforward, unless you are trying to shoot in the “Accidental Renaissance” style. So shoot a balanced image in the Accidental Renaissance style.)

This week’s photo challenge has me stumped. My research of “Accidental Renaissance” style directs me to Reddit’s definition:

  • A photo that accidentally resembles the types of art popular from the 14th-19th centuries.
  • Composition: Triangular/Pyramidial figures, Dynamic, assymetrical composition, foreshortening, and of course the use of the Fibonacci sequence or Golden Ratio
  • Lighting: Featuring use of sfumato (blurring/softening of outlines) and/or chiaroscuro (strong contrasts between light and dark
  • Subject: Landscapes, people, scenes, that feature one or both of the above.

So…these three represent my visualization of balanced images in the Accidental Renaissance style.

This YouTune video is the most “understandable” explanation of the golden ratio I have found.

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composition: center frame portrait

Week 14: Composition: Center Frame Portrait (Center Framed composition is a great way to isolate your subject. Use this knowledge to create a portrait that exhibits loneliness.)

Nikon D750 f/8 1/250s 200mm 360 ISO

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story telling: new beginnings

Week 13: Story Telling: New Beginnings (Our world is full of circular patterns; as some things end, others begin. Tell us a story of a New Beginning.)

Nikon D750 f/3.2 1/4000s 40mm 100 ISO

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