It's a bird

by Vian Esterhuizen

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I think you are pushing you soo much to have "context" on your photos. I have read your other posts and try to coment on them too, but I will focus on this image. The crop It is obvious that you already made a "crop", becouse the image has not the 3x2 proportion. So you already made 2 framing decisions, first when taking the shoot, and the second the crop. ...


The building blocks of an image can be usually divided into these three categories: Main. This is what your picture is about. In this case, the two people. Supportive. These elements help build the atmosphere, narrative, context. In this photograph it would be the flowers and the fence, for example. Distracting or confusing. These are elements that are ...


The problem I see with the composition is not that it suffers from too much context. Rather, it is the lack of arranging that context to draw the viewer's attention towards the main subjects. As framed the compositional elements draw the viewer's eyes away from the subjects. They are also too close to the right edge of the frame. The strong leading lines in ...


To me the purpose of context is to help tell a story. Your composition does that but a stronger story in my opinion would have been to frame it so you can see what he is pointing at and where she is looking. If you were telling the story of that scene verbally, what details would you include and exclude? That's the right amount of context.


I think it's okay to leave part of the image to the viewer imagination. So here you both are looking into something but I don't know what this thing is which is okay in photography cause I'll be wondering what are you looking at. Everytime you show this photo to anyone s/he will ask you what are you looking at? You engaged him or her in a conversation about ...

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