That pic was for my photography class. I was trying for leading lines (the fence slats), rule of thirds (not having the subject smack in the middle of the pic – the one rule I probably do a lot), and patterns in the fence (or “patrens” as Ro calls it).
Speaking of Ro, she’s been a great helper, and she is really digging this class. (This is her in the pic below, which was my attempt at creative leading lines without knocking my teeth out on the monkey bars.) She grabs my purse camera and follows along as I snap away. And she can rattle off all the rules of composition that I’m supposed to be trying this week. I think she gets it better than I.
Here are two of Ro’s purse camera snaps so far during the class:
She says this is blurry background (shallow depth of field):
She says this is patrens (patterns):
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