Am I a photographer now?

While I’m no pro photographer I am pretty good at using autofocus and bursting. After reading about some basic visual principles from TEN: Ten Ways to Improve Your Craft. None of Them Involve Buying Gear by David duChemin it made me reanalyze my photographs to see if I had been using these values. One picture I found of mine that I decided had the most promise is this one I took of my friends.


In this image I was creating depth with the positioning of my friends. The one in the front was the focal point with one on each side of him farther back. This photo is also looking towards the light and features shadows going towards the right of the photo. Overall I think this photo is very balanced in regards to positioning, action, colors, and shadows. Balance and contrast are the most important parts of the photo and create the interesting images we see which is mentioned in the ‘Becoming Better Photographers’ section of “Telling Stories in Photos”.

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