I recently was asked by a past student what I thought about his photo. As is always the case, I like to have the actual comments as a lot of my fellow photographers out there have had a similar question, or have experienced something similar in their picture-taking. Here’s what Sunil had to say:
I shot this in Jaiselmer, the desert town of Western India. It was shot inside a fort which was built about 860 years ago ! The horizon lines do not appear straight at the bottom as this was shot from an angle. Would love to have your comments as I owe most of my photographic journey to the mentorship I did with you.
Sunil had taken my online class with the PPSOP in which I teach people how to incorporate the Elements of Visual Design into their photography. I also teach these elements in my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops I conduct around the planet. One of the points I always cover is that people like to see people in pictures. This was actually a recent post I just wrote on the subject.
Here’s a little trivia for you…Henri Cartier-Bresson would compose a picture and have everything exactly the way he wanted. The, he would wait until someone ran or walked into his frame, and at just the right place, he clicked the shutter. You would be doing no wrong to follow his thought process.
Take a look at this video: http://www.screencast.com/t/DYKLbTd5
Thanks for sharing it Sunil.
I still have two spots left for my next “Springtime in Portugal” workshop to be next May 21st. I’m onboard for the 27th year at the Maine Media Workshop to be next July 26th, I have one spot left for my “Autumn in Provence” workshop to be next October 21st, 2015, and in April of 2016, in conjunction with Epic Photo Tours, I’ll be leading a workshop to North and Central Viet Nam. Come shoot with me sometime.
Don’t forget to send me a photo and question to: Ask JoeB@gmail.com.