Hello! Paul here again.
It’s been a little while since we set a challenge which is an exercise rather than a subject. As usual for these, the subject matter and type of camera isn’t important, so shoot whatever your comfortable shooting with.
Composition is an important aspect of photography, and your decision about where you place your subject in the frame can make a huge difference to the feel of a photograph.
It’s commonly said that you should either place your subject dead centre, or obey the rule of thirds. This week, we’re going to throw those rules out the window!
What You Need:
What To Do:
Take several photos where the subject isn’t in the middle, and doesn’t obey the rule of thirds. Take it to an extreme and make sure there is nothing of importance in the centre of the photo. Push the subject right to the edge of the frame, or into a corner – keep it well away from a thirds line.
Once you’ve taken several photos like that, go back through them and look at them carefully. Notice how your eye moves around the frame when there’s nothing in the middle for it to be drawn to immediately?
Pick one photo from the set which you think has the most interesting effect on you as a viewer, and then send it in.
Get your entries in by midday on the 3rd July 2012. To help reduce confusion for our international readers – there’s now a clock at the top of the right hand sidebar which tells you what time *we* think it is!
Oh, and don’t forget - the Usual Rules apply!