An update on the “Lightroom for black and white photographers” seminar I ran last Saturday which I am pleased to say was fully booked. The ten delegates had a great time and went away with a lot more “how to” in lightroom than they had before they came from such great distances to join the group.
The next seminar I am doing at Calumet Photographic in Bristol is called “The simple secret of becoming a first class photographer” on the 22nd June. The day will focus on the role of the photographer in the picture making process.
Please refer my website for details and booking.
This picture called “Pilgrims progress” was taken at Malham Cove in North Yorkshire recently. I was interested in the way the path appeared and disappeared from view, leading the eye in/ out of the top right hand corner of the frame. The square crop adds to the diagonal composition.
A top tip I have always used in my compositional thinking – “use it or loss it”. If an element is not adding value to the picture, it is a distraction that should be toned down or removed / cropped out. In this picture I only wanted the path and the legs to be dominant feature, the texture in the grass beside the path was not adding to the picture so it had to go. For me, the appeal of a picture like this is what is left out and it still makes a coherent statement.
A big hello to all the new followers of my little blog this week.
(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2013