Discussion in 'Weekly Poll' started by Liam Clifford, Jun 18, 2017.
Take part in this week's poll.
I don't think the questions make a lot of sense as they are. I could only tell you what I intend to do when I'm looking at a scene I want to record.
What an odd question. Every scene has its own set of challenges. Light, foreground etc. They differ from scene to scene, day to day.
What they said. ^^^
what the heck did they do to the poll page? I'm not waiting any more for it to load.
I prefer the old poll design, as it takes awhile for the questions and options to pop-up. I would have to agree with @Craig20264 every subject has its own level of difficulty.
Ah. Composition. I think that it's important to know how to use intersecting thirds, leading lines and foreground interest when the image calls for it - but then again, it's just as useful (and far more difficult) to learn when to ignore the 'rules' and do your own thing!
I'm hoping to get the measure of it one of these days.
AP seems to have flogged the rights to the poll...
We now get even more absurd questions.
Liam seems to be the fall guy.
Composition is a process not a set of rules that must be obeyed.
In normal circumstance we only have the option of adjusting the viewpoint and the included field of view, as to make the most of the subject.
And that becomes a natural process for most photographers. when it looks right it probably is the best you can do.
It is neither difficult nor easy... it is a matter of seeing.
Careful, it seems that if you criticise AP or use a term they don't like your post will get deleted like my last one - and this one too probably...
And with my normal calm mood returned I have to add that I really, really, REALLY wish I could honestly answer yes to option 5....
Truth is that, like many I suspect, that all the other options apply at one time or another - and not always one at a time...
I honestly thought it was a spoof post to begin with!
My approach is quite simple:
If you can't see a composition immediately, without consciously applying the "rules", then try applying the "rules".
Then bend them as necessary.
If you still can't get a picture, give up. Or shoot anyway, and see how it looks later. If it works, great. If not, well, you've still learned something.
There is no shame in admitting that you just can't see how to get a good picture out of what's in front of you.
I genuinely though that the link had been got at, said so, and received a snotty slap on the wrist for an honest mistake...
You were not alone! I even reported it!
Guess I'm now labelled a Luddite.
Weird question and weird web page.
Well today it did eventually load but I seem to be faced with union jacks advertising an "eneral election 20" - in Ilford north and south as well as somewhere else - I forgot already where
Agree with you there, Andrew. Two more options were needed really: setting out to do the photography, dealing with weather conditions and dealing with lighting conditions. That's three. Doh! Three more voting options were required. Cheers, Oly
Ned Ludd rules!
Shurely that should be Nedwina (in the interests of equality)?
If it looks wrong then it is wrong. If it looks right then it might be right. Everybody has their own opinion of right and wrong composition.
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