During today's session we went in to the college "play
ground" and set about making use of it as a back drop to some group
pictures. With a little imagination and some adjustments made with photoshop
we created the following images.
Pulling the colours together may consolidate an otherwise fragmented image.
Notice how the depth of field effects the image here.
Making use of "props" and humour can bring about some interesting
Using colour effects to emulate old fashioned photographs can add to the
mood of a picture as well as giving it a feeling of uniformity. Using
a blur effect can take away detracting details when a crop might not be
Getting your subjects to look in certain directions will have a profound
effect upon an image.
Painting out distracting objects such as the ladder, repeating parts that
enhance it (the flowers),
cropping, changing the levels of brightness and contrast can improve an
Watch out for one person's head blocking anothers and notice the effect
of every one looking outside of the frame. It makes your gaze move out
of the frame too, there isn't anything to "bounce" your eye
back into the picture.
If your subjects look distracted then that'll distract your viewer
Remember to have fun
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