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30 Day of Composition. August 16: What’s leaving the frame?

Here is today’s post for Emma David Camera Club, remembering that August is all about the 30 Days of Composition.

Every day is a new theme, but I am also challenging myself with an overall theme for the month, Around the House (and Yard), and some weekly sub-themes, this week’s being Black and White.

So, today the theme is What’s leaving the frame? “Do you keep your whole subject in frame? If not, which bits of it will leave the frame, and where? If you’re shooting people (or animals) don’t cut them off at the knees – the rule is to crop between joints (so between ankle and knee, between knee and hip). Pay attention to the edges of your shot for this prompt.”

30 Day of Composition. August 15: Texture

Here is today’s post for Emma David Camera Club, remembering that August is all about the 30 Days of Composition.

Every day is a new theme, but I am also challenging myself with an overall theme for the month, Around the House (and Yard), and some weekly sub-themes, this week’s being Black and White.

So, today the theme is Texture: “This is a bit like the pattern prompt, but you don’t have to keep it regular – what can you find that has an interesting texture, and how can you light it so that we want to reach out and touch it?”

30 Day of Composition. August 14: Form/shape

Here is today’s post for Emma David Camera Club, remembering that August is all about the 30 Days of Composition.

Every day is a new theme, but I am also challenging myself with an overall theme for the month, Around the House (and Yard), and some weekly sub-themes, this week’s being Black and White.

So, today the theme is Form/shape: “Make the image all about the form or shape of your subject.”

30 Day of Composition. August 13: Circular

Here is today’s post for Emma David Camera Club, remembering that August is all about the 30 Days of Composition.

Every day is a new theme, but I am also challenging myself with an overall theme for the month, Around the House (and Yard), and some weekly sub-themes, this week’s being Black and White.

So, today the theme is Circular: “Have some fun – what can you find that’s circular?”

30 Day of Composition. August 12: No foreground

Here is today’s post for Emma David Camera Club, remembering that August is all about the 30 Days of Composition.

Every day is a new theme, but I am also challenging myself with an overall theme for the month, Around the House (and Yard), and some weekly sub-themes, this week’s being Black and White.

So, today the theme is No foreground: “An image has a foreground, a subject and a background, unless you choose to exclude one of them. Try and create an image with no foreground – it can help focus your attention on the subject.”

30 Day of Composition. August 11: Pattern

Here is today’s post for Emma David Camera Club, remembering that August is all about the 30 Days of Composition.

Every day is a new theme, but I am also challenging myself with an overall theme for the month, Around the House (and Yard), and some weekly sub-themes, this week’s being Black and White.

So, today the theme is Pattern: “Look around you and see what patterns you can find – natural or made by people.”

30 Day of Composition. August 10: Balance

Here is today’s post for Emma David Camera Club, remembering that August is all about the 30 Days of Composition.

Every day is a new theme, but I am also challenging myself with an overall theme for the month, Around the House (and Yard), and some weekly sub-themes, this week’s being Black and White.

So, today the theme is Balance: “Are all the elements in your image nicely balanced, or does one thing stick out and grab the attention too much? The concept of balance in photography needs more than just a one-liner. Read this blog post for more background on this topic: What is balance, in photographic composition?”

30 Day of Composition. August 9: Odd Numbers

Here is today’s post for Emma David Camera Club, remembering that August is all about the 30 Days of Composition.

Every day is a new theme, but I am also challenging myself with an overall theme for the month, Around the House (and Yard), and some weekly sub-themes, this week’s being Black and White.

So, today the theme is Odd numbers: “Humans like things grouped in 3s or 5s. Even numbers can create a static, dull image.”

30 Day of Composition. August 8: Fill the Frame

Here is today’s post for Emma David Camera Club, remembering that August is all about the 30 Days of Composition.

Every day is a new theme, but I am also challenging myself with an overall theme for the month, Around the House (and Yard), and some weekly sub-themes, this week’s being Black and White.

So, today the theme is Fill the frame: “For a very eye-catching image, fill the frame completely with your subject. Don’t let any background creep in at the edges.”

30 Day of Composition. August 7: Symmetry

Here is today’s post for Emma David Camera Club, remembering that August is all about the 30 Days of Composition.

Every day is a new theme, but I am also challenging myself with an overall theme for the month, Around the House (and Yard), and some weekly sub-themes, this week’s being Black and White.

So, today the theme is Symmetry: “Some things are inherently aesthetically pleasing, and symmetry is one of them.”