Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge #22

This month’s Compose Yourself Challenge covers two compositional rules, “Guide the Viewer” and “Flipping Photos”.  Cee asks participants to submit at least 4-6 photos showing these compositional rules.

https://ceenphotography.com/cees-compose-yourself-photo-challenge/

Guide the Viewer

  1. Brightest Spot

In these photo the viewer’s eye is drawn to the white flowers and the water tank–

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In this photo there is a lot of white in the background, so I cropped it to focus more on the hill and away from the brightness of the clouds and also to bring out the “S” Curve, the focus of the next section.  I also removed a distracting sign along the path.

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2. “S” Curve

The classic “S” curve is a way to get the viewer’s eye to travel into the photo. You see an example above.  Here are two more–

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3. To Flip or Not to Flip the Horizon

This was a concept that I had never thought of.  Our eyes travel in the direction that we read.  In the sunset  photo below the eye goes to the biggest object, the building in silhouette, and then leaves the photo.  By flipping the horizon, the eye starts at the building and then travels across the photo.

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And one more, shot from a helicopter in New Zealand, with flipped horizon–

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About Susan Gutterman

I am an amateur photographer and occasional blogger, living in northern California. I also enjoy reading, walking, traveling, volunteering and spending time with my family and my yellow lab, Gabby.
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3 Responses to Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge #22

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    You have some wonderful examples Susan for this month’s lesson. WOW.

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  2. Thank you, Cee. I put a lot of thought into it!

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  3. Pingback: CCY Gold Star Award Winners: #22 Guide the Viewer an Flipping Photos | Cee's Photography

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