The Story Behind the Shot March 15'

Every so often I like to talk about one of my photos. Today I want to talk about this shot of Edward that I took during a shoot in February. This shot primarily uses the rule of thirds in regards to composition. This is where the shot is split into three segments and when lining up your shot you place your subject a third of the way into the shot and normally if he is facing to the side you have your subject facing into the rest of the image. This is just a guideline though rules are made to be broken so if you’re just starting out in photography then be sure to give this ago but don’t be afraid to "bend" the rules. Again if you’re new to photography you may have already noticed that your camera has a setting in the display options enabling you to have a "grid" on you display. This is a great tool to help you master the rule of thirds.

Ok, back the specifics of this shot. One of my favourite things about this shot is the action. Edward is fully getting involved in his adventure. This isn't a posed photograph. I love how this stands out from the shots that are more direct and posed. There is of course nothing wrong with those shots; I just love this a little more.

The three main components of this shot are the subject, the foreground and the background. Edward and the leaves have a sharp crisp look to them whilst the foreground provides a real sense of the location. The background blurred offers a wonderful backdrop whilst again giving you a sense of the surroundings. The way the trees lead off into the distance give a real magical look to the image. I even love the lens flare in the corner proving imperfections can create something beautiful.

Edwards mother Georgie was thrilled with her images and hope to shoot again with her and her family in the future.

Thanks for reading :)

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