Category Archives: composition

Southport pier

Building on the pier at Southport, Lancashire, England. I was just struck by all the the angular lines of this scene. Even the sun helps to make yet more angular shadow lines. If I was going to do anything to … Continue reading

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Civil war art effect

Civil war art effect, originally uploaded by foto-art. Civil war re-enactment by Sealed Knot Society. The Sealed Knot is a group that stages re-enactments of English Civil War battles, like this one at Nantwich in Cheshire, held every year on … Continue reading

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Valle Crucis Abbey 4 – Light and shade

Valle Crucis Abbey 4, originally uploaded by foto-art. Valle Crucis Monastery. I quite like this composition. The bases of the pillars and the wall on the extreme left, lead the eye to the doorway, and from there, the eye wanders … Continue reading

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The best photographic article you could ever read!

This article could save you hundreds of pounds and hours of wasted time! When people admire my images and make complimentary remarks, (not all people do by any means), then the second thing they usually say is something like: ‘You … Continue reading

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Composition and perception – examples of problems

Here are some examples of poor composition or similar problems. 1) This composition is not bad – a little cropping at the bottom would lower the horizon and improve the picture, but there is no main element of interest. 2) … Continue reading

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Composition and perspective – Examples of problems

All these examples show what I mean by poor composition: 1) the black and white photo has the horizon too high and the tops of the trees cropped. 2) The signpost is obscured by an horizon that is too high. … Continue reading

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English Civil War re-enactment at Nantwich. Historical action tutorial

English Civil War re-enactment at Nantwich, originally uploaded by foto-art. Sealed Knot at Nantwich, Cheshire. This re-enactment of an English Civil War battle takes place every January in Nantwich, Cheshire. members of the sealed Knot and other similar organisations dress … Continue reading

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