This exercise is about composition, one of the most important things that make a great photograph. To me it can be as simple as this.
Two people out together take the same image at the same time. One of the pictures will be good but the other will be great. How can this be if they are using the same equipment and have received the same training?
I think it is all about being creative. Better kit does not make better images, of course the better kit may enable you to take an image in more difficult circumstances, but in the end I think it’s down to the photographer.
I’m sure that there are photographer who , although they have no formal qualifications, take excellent images. Is taking great pictures a skill that is in us all but some people have to work a lot harder to gain the same results.
I found a roundabout with a giant silver chicken in the centre. I thought it would make an interesting subject.
This image was taken straight away. (iso 100, f22, 1/15)
The background is cluttered and the back of the grey sign looks unsightly.
This image was take with a bit more thought, a close up picture removes a lot of the street furniture. (iso 100, f22, 1/15)
The image, in my view, is a lot better but you can still see the back of the sign.
The next image is a close-up. I concentrated on the eye and the long lines running doewn the front of the bird.(iso 100, f1.7, 1/250)
I like this image as the detail and skill of the artist shines thrtough.
The last images in this section shows clearly when the chicken is, I tried to show some of the road markings to indicate that the chicken is in the centre of the roundabout.
(iso 100, f7.1, 1/400)
I took a number of images some with cars crossing the front of camera but I did not like the end results.
For the second part of this exercise I was asked to select the four images above and after viewing them crop them to size show a different view.
The results are below,
I like the final results and I think they could be improved with a bit of photoshop, but I dont want to do this at this stage of my course.