Now, before you read this little piece I’d like to make it clear that I’m no expert but I currently have my head buried in a fantastic book on composition that has made me look just that little bit more closely when peering through the viewfinder.
Below is a quick snapshot I took whilst travelling across Dartmoor. We stopped off for a quick cuppa in the camper and I spotted this stunning mountain just begging to be captured.
A nice scene I thought, but surely it could be made just that little bit better. A quick ramble around and things got a bit more interesting.
Same mountain but now we have some added foreground interest , tucked in just to the left and obeying the “Rule of Thirds”. The tree also gives the scene a sense of scale, something to gauge the size of the mountain. Anyway, the point is when you see a scene that draws your attention you’ve sometimes got to take your time and look around a bit.
The book is called “The Photographer Eye” and it by Michael Freeman.