You are Responsible for Everything in Your Photograph

You are responsible for everything in your photograph.” — Kent Weakley

Did you know you had that awesome responsibility? Everything corner to corner and pixel to pixel is under your control. Thank goodness for teachers like Kent to help us make the most of this power.

I say that with respect and sincerity – thank goodness for our wonderful teachers in life. I was recently gifted Kent’s e-class on Photo Composition by Scott Thomas of this gorgeous blog, Views Infinitum. Scott and Kent share their talent with generosity and passion – a gift to those of us learning, watching and experimenting with this medium of photography.

Point and Shoot may be a category of camera, but it was also what I did most of the time. Kent gently guided his class through exercises that developed our thinking in tandem with our shooting. Perhaps my new technique should be “think, point and shoot.”

Before cropping (left) and after cropping for composition (right).

The course in Photo Composition was richly filled with examples keyed to the concepts presented. It seems redundant to say it was visual – but how many times have you had photography explained to you in words and charts rather than images? Kent does an excellent job of bringing the technical to life with his well thought out photographic examples.

My favorite part of this course wasn’t a single exercise or lesson, but rather a new joy for the stories our thoughtful photographs can tell. Embrace the ownership of that photograph, frame your story and share the beauty.

Thank you Kent and Scott.

Dawn, blogger of Sahlah, Photos and Thoughts

Morning Light

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3 Responses to You are Responsible for Everything in Your Photograph

  1. Sybil says:

    Congrats Dawn. Sounds like the course was well worth while.

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  2. Kathy says:

    Isn’t Dawn a wonderful photographer? I have loved dropping by her blog forever and ever, OK, maybe three years. What a responsibility to be responsible for EVERYTHING in one’s photograph! It took me two long years to even discover that there was a background in the photo.

    Love this summary: My favorite part of this course wasn’t a single exercise or lesson, but rather a new joy for the stories our thoughtful photographs can tell. Embrace the ownership of that photograph, frame your story and share the beauty.

    Hurray for what can bring us that new joy in stories and photos.

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  3. flandrumhill says:

    What a nice surprise to find you here Dawn. Cropping is my favorite part of photography 🙂 ‘Morning Light’ is beautiful.

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