Entry number 62 for the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is a photograph from a photoshoot with a superb musical duo.
If Andrew ever reads this, I’d like to apologise for cutting off the headstock of his beloved Cole Clark guitar. I’ll make it up to him with tomorrow’s photograph.
If you want to find happiness in this world, find someone who looks at you the way these two look at each other. It would have been nice to have them look at the camera occasionally, but I could have photographed them for hours.
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Coming from a family of educators, marrying into a family of educators and having been an educator myself, I sometimes can’t help but educate. And my first port of call would be to educate myself in the overuse of the word educate in a sentence. But some people just can’t be educated I guess.
When I shoot I sometimes like to explain why I’m asking my subject(s) to do what I am asking. This will sometimes help get my meaning across clearer and in most cases produces the result I’m hoping for.
I’m also confident enough in my abilities to continue to photograph well to be happy to share certain tricks of the trade with others. I know that I can help others take photos that will make them feel great with one or two quick pointers. When I assisted in photography workshops, I and all the educators agreed that the best moment was when you saw someone look at a photograph they just took and their face lights up with amazement. And often, all it took was one quick tip.
One thing you will always see me doing at weddings and parties is (after asking permission of course) adjusting the composition of a photograph in someone’s phone. I’ll tell them to take the photo and stop them just before they shoot another, pushing down on the top of the phone so the peoples’ heads aren’t smack-bang in the middle of the frame. Then I’ll say “Take it now”. When they compare the two photos, they always love the second photo better.
It’s not rocket science, in fact, it’s the oldest photographic compositional rule in the photographic handbook – The rule of thirds.
To quote Wikipedia – “The rule of thirds is a “rule of thumb” for composing visual images such as designs, films, paintings, and photographs. The guideline proposes that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines, and the important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections.”
As I’ve said, it’s the oldest rule in the book and most of my favourite photographs I’ve ever taken either follow it to the letter or firmly smash the rule to pieces. But if you know how and why a rule works, then you know how and why a rule can be broken to a positive effect.
Anyhoo, that’s enough rambling from me today.
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# Photo Information
Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G II ED (VR) @ 70mm
Settings: 1/100 | f/2.8 | ISO 800
When: Sunday February 27, 2022 @ 15:17
Where: Aberfeldie, Victoria, Australia
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Published: Thursday March 3, 2022 @ 0701 AEDST
Composed: Wednesday March 2, 2022
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B&W 365 Challenge: 62/365 (16% complete)
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