Photography Compostion:

7 Basic Photography Composition Tips By: Peter Bang

The above link is to a wonderful blog entry on Bloglovin about composition – two main things that are most important when taking a photo, in no particular order:

1. Composition and 2. Lighting

1. Lighting and 2. Composition

Keep those two things in mind when forming your photograph in your mind and your photography no matter what you are shooting with will improve drastically.

1. Lighting:

Should the light be behind the subject or should the light be behind the photographer? – Where should the light be when taking photographs? Always think while visualizing you photograph, visualize where is the light, where should the light be with in this photograph, to get the effect I want to get.

2.  By definition, composition is purposeful arrangement of elements.

Learning to compose your photos can dramatically improve your photographs even when using your cell phone, point and shoot camera, DSLR, or whatever camera you have.

When you start to take a picture, everything you see in your viewfinder should serve a purpose.  Moving subject or camera to find a different angle, framing your image differently in the viewfinder, or what ever to get the right composition.

One of the most basic principles in any visual art, not just photography, is, the rule of thirds.

Imagine there are tic-tac-toe lines over your image. Two lines horizontally, and vertically so the image is divided into thirds horizontally and vertically.

The general rule is that the important objects, subjects or elements should be placed where the lines intersect or along the lines, in other words not dead center of the photo.

If it’s a portrait, the person’s head should not be in the middle of the image. The person’s eyes should be on or slightly above the top horizontal line.

The purpose of using the rule of thirds is to balance the image, and make it pleasing to the eyes.

If you’re starting out, your tendency might be to place your subject in the center because that’s where the camera’s focus point is. But since you just learned that you should off-center subjects, you should now move the focus point to any of the off-centered ones.

There’s an easy way to move your focus point around. Each camera has a different way of moving the focus point, so as I teach, always – always – always, read your manual and get to know your camera.

Also remember a very important fact, those focus points on your camera are not placed according to the rule of thirds. So, you will still have to figure this out in your mind while compromising your photograph with this technique.   One of the focus compromising techniques you can use is to focus on the part you want focused, keep the shutter button half pressed, then compose and frame how you want your image to be.

A professor in college said to me: “You need to know the rules, to be able to break them.”  So, remember this when you are  striving for technical perfection, and remember that following rules too strictly can lead to producing boring images. You need to add some of your own personality into each and ever photograph.

Until next time keep taking those photographs, get to know your camera, be welling to play, and know your camera
Trinton “TrinityHawk” Garrett

Protect yourself – Reblogging

Protect yourself and your “refund” – make sure your photography contract is written properly, or have a lawyer write it up and make sure the area that states “non-refundable” refund is written properly or you could find yourself having to refund the money. – Non-refundable deposit myth (by Jeff Guyer)

Check out this blog – Shooting Details to Telling a Visual Story

Shooting Details to Tell a Visual Story from the blog Digital Photography School » Photography Tips and Tutorials
http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/post/1062012/3288030913

 

This blog was posted and written by: Dylan Goldby then posted to Bloglovin.com

Changing Things Around:

I just want to let everyone know: I am changing things around – for the better I hope =)

I am changing the over all site GOGREENWNY to TrinityHawkPhotography heading and will be directing the https://transhawk.wordpress.com to http://www.trinityhawkphotography.com domain. 

Once this switch is made all the old links will be dead, so please keep this new domain and Name/heading in mind, if you wish to continue to follow my art and posts updates.  This is going to become my main website not just a blog.  I will be posting my photography, artwork and thoughts about photography and art here.   I also will be posting my spirituality on my other blog: http://greentrinityhawk.wordpress.com – plus healthy alternative home remedy research information that I have learned since I was a child or that I collect for a book I am working on – on my http://gogreenhawk.wordpress.com 

So, please click on those links and join – mark the links above down and check back often so that you don’t get lost in the shuffle.  Much thinks and I will see you around on the other side!

Trinton,

 

Michael Phillip Cash Give Away



Have you ever watched those home shows where they have bought a dilapidated house and turned it into a show piece? It is certainly fascinating to watch. However, what if one of those houses has former ghost inhabitants that just do not want to leave? 




Author Michael Phillip Cash’s newest book, The Flip is all about a house flip going terribly wrong.


“Julie and Brad Evans are house flippers. They buy low, clean out the old occupants junk, and try to make a profit. Enter Hemmings House on Bedlam Street in scenic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Too good a deal to pass up, but with an ominous secret. The old Victorian Mansion has dwellers that do not want to be dispossessed. As the house reveals it’s past, will the couples marriage survive The Flip?”
I read this book already and I can tell you myself that it is a fantastic book that will keep you at the edge of your set. This isn’t my normal genre but I love house flipping shows, and I have read a couple of Michael Phillip Cash’s other books, so I decided to give it a try and I am really glad I did! I couldn’t book this book down. Every time I thought I had the story line figured out I was wrong. Even at the end there was a twist that caught me by surprise!


Just in time for Memorial Day weekend and looking toward the Summer,  Michael Phillip Cash wants to introduce The Flip to the world at large. The author is generously giving a great and fun prize pack that will set the winner up right for Summer fun in the sun.


One winner will receive all of the following:

*A copy of his book, The Flip

*A screen printed beach towel
*A bottle of sunscreen
*A tote to hold it all
*$100 Paypal cash




Would you like to win this great prize? All you have to do is enter in the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!


Where you can find Michael Phillip Cash:




Amazon
Facebook
Goodreads


Rules and disclosure:
This giveaway has been arranged and promoted by Away We Go MediaYOUR BLOG HERE was asked to promote this great giveaway on behalf of Michael Phillip Cash. No monetary compensation was given or received for this promotion.


There will be one winner for this giveaway picked at random by Rafflecopter.org. Winner must be at least 18 years of age to enter and have a Paypal account. 
Winner must respond with full mailing address and Paypal account information within 48 hours of an email sent or forfeit prize.


The giveaway will be from May 25, 2014 at 12 AM MST-June 9, 2014 12 AM MST
The giveaway is open to U.S. only.


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Bullying Is Deadly – Break The Silence

Bullying Is Deadly – Break The Silence.

 

This video above is just a short video showcasing a few stats and a few of the survivors of bullying.

Today we had our first donation to the Anti-Bully campaign. Ailim Hazel became our first donated and supporter.  She reached the Silver Friend donating $75 and starting us off with a bang.

 

We also have a couple of people who have said they will be taking the pledge against bullies and bullying .

 

I hope you will take a moment to click over to the campaign and have a look around. Then hopefully click the link and donate for this wonderful cause and/or take the vow to not.

 

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Stop The Bullying – Stop the Violence – Stop the Abuse – Stop the Silence

Stop the Bullying – Stop the Violence – Stop the Abuse  – Stop the Silence!

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Here I set at my desk Sunday night excited for more then one reason.  One we are facing my daughter bringing new life into the world in just about 18 weeks, and my birthday is in just about 5 weeks.  So, with these two celebrations of life in the horizon I figured it would be a great time to start a campaign to take a project I have been working on to the next level.  I am very passionate about Educating others on Bullying in society.  It isn’t just in the school yard anymore.  1 in every 3 students have suffered from some form of bullying. 

Yet, sadly many parent still take the outlook that “kids will be kids”.  I want to bring light on this very serious topic! I want to make these parents and others realize that it isn’t just a case of “kids being kids” that it is harassment, abuse, and yes sometimes, way to often, violence!

It also isn’t just in the school yard as stated above, it is on the phone, on the internet, the malls, in our homes, on our streets, etc.   Plus, it isn’t just children, it is adults too and our elderly.  It is time we educate those who are turning a blind eye or just don’t understand. It is time to make a difference for our children and for humanity herself!

Help make it happen for Stop the #Bullying #Violence #Abuse & Silence! on at Indiegogo http://t.co/6v4akZDc1a

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New Creations

Casting A Spell

 

 

 

 

 

“Casting A Spell” is one of a series of photo manipulations I did for a new client.  I wanted to share them with you because I felt they are some of my best pieces.  My client is a musician who goes by, Greg Sorcery, he has an infinity with hawks, just like I do.

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I received his photos, which his lovely wife took per my requirements and his few instructions as to what he was looking for in these photos, which he was going to use both as wall art and as flyers.  With these requirements I created him four different flyers. to choose from.   The first being the photo below: “Casting A Dragon Spell”, the flyer I created was the photo to the left: “Casting A Spell” giving my client a magical look along with morphing him into half man, half  hawk.

Visiting A Dragon

 

The third photo I created for my client “Visiting A Dragon” was more vibrant and colorful, which he had stated he didn’t mind chaos and symbolism in his flyers. I like to build up to the more vibrant and more chaotic works because it is like a virtual drum roll. This  third photo was different from the first two not only because of its’ vibrancy but because I had changed my client’s outfit and the background, plus turned the whole photo into more of an illustration, which my client had stated he womagicmancpruld be happy with if I felt so inclined to do. The fourth photo “Magic Man” I created was my favorite it isn’t as vibrant as the third photo but, has more symbolism in it than all three of the previous photos put together. Since my client had stated he liked symbolism, I choose to include symbols from his life professionally and personally.  Such as the hawk, a dragon, and the stars, which not only represents music to him cause it reaches out and touches so many people in this world but also represented the peace in which music brings to him.  I also included two crabs for they represented both him and his wife.

Finally I will leave you with one of the Photo manipulations I did of myself.  I created this creation out of three different photos I took myself and brought together within Photoshop to create how my passion for art and graphic design burns through me fast and furious.

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Burning Passion Self Portrait

 

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