What's wrong with my photographs?

Started Jul 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: What's wrong? habits of your compositions are by rote... not by feel
In reply to Johan01, Jul 17, 2012

habits of your compositions are by rote... not by feel

although your images have nice clarity, texture, components, variety, color, etc.

they all lack a balanced composition.

too many are 'centralist' to a point of boring and unremarkable (make for a good backdrop for a missing subject not in the pic at all)

several are also too obvious in the use of 'one third rule' (this is only meant for beginners)

once you find that 'golden' balance, not deliberate, but by 'look and feel' where all the different component sub-subjects in your compositions allow the viewer to wander and flow through a composition more relaxed... varied... rather than the 'blunt' dead center of your asymmetrical subjects forced into an unnatural symmetry.

not sure, if you are going to 'get' what i am getting at.

some of your compositions are downright thoughtless... where the foreground components are poorly balanced against the background components.

anyone looking at it, will not want to look again... even if the colors and post-processing is superb, the compositions are all oddly 'meh, who cares'...

anyone seeing your compositions will either toss them out, or resort to major recropping for a different composition altogether... even a slight lateral compositional shift could help as little as 5-12%. problem will still be how you originally took the shot, once the composition is 'wrong', it is hard to fix later.

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