Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge (CCY) will be a combination weekly “tips and tricks” combined with a photo challenge.
To find out who was awarded the Gold Star Award and Features for this week, please see CCY Week 1 – Awards and Features.
To find out more how to enter this challenge check CCY Home page.
All well-composed photos have a main subject that is instantly recognizable. Sometimes we think we have captured our subject but there is so much “noise” in picture that it’s cluttered and distracting.
In this picture I wanted to take a candid picture but there were too many people, and the photo just looks chaotic.
Here’s another picture from the same day. I tried to limit the number of people in the photo. I wanted to find just a couple of people to give me a true subject. I left a few people off to the edge of the photo to give the ides of the activity, but not enough to lose the subject of the father and son fishing together.
Look at your picture. Where does your eye get drawn to? In upcoming challenges we will talk about how to force your viewers eye to where you want it to go.
You also want your subject to tell some kind of story that will evoke emotion from your viewers. The most powerful photos cause your viewers to feel emotion; sadness, happiness, beauty, the “ah” factor. Leave an impact.
Show us a couple examples of your work where you have a strong, easily identifiable subject.
Extra credit for Gold Star Award
Find examples of your work that illustrate these three emotions: something that is beautiful or inspiring, something that makes you laugh, and another that makes you feel sad or melancholy.
Current Series – Basic Photo Composition
- Week #1 How your camera is not like your eye
- Week #2 What All Well-Composed Photos have in Common
- Week #3 Always take more than one photo
- Week #4 Simplicity
The Next Series – All About Lines
- Week #5 Leading Lines
- Week #6 Horizontal Lines
- Week #7 Vertical Lines
- Week #8 Diagonal Lines
My Entry for the Week
My Extra-Credit Photos
Beautiful and Inspiring
Makes me feel like laughing
Makes me feel sad or melancholy
Qi (energy) hugs