So I hope you are joining in with Alicia's Photo ChallengeThis week's lesson was the rules of the thirds. As Alicia's teaches
Well, "traditionally" when taking portraits, you would imagine your photo being split into thirds, horizontally and vertically... the eyes of your subject would be 2/3 ways up the photo... and centered.This week she challenged us to break this rule. And to try around with different positions.
Once again I had a hard time picking.. so here are my submissions.
I really do take pictures of my son too, but I just had to share this one, as it incorporates ALL of the lessons Alicia has taught so far Lesson 1 Lighting--this picture is my my make shift studio, i.e she is sitting next to our sliding glass door and so am I. I hung a blanket up over my clothes rack for a back drop and the flash is off.
Lesson 2-Getting in There--no distracting backgrounds here and I got in close, the top of her head is even cut off, but that is okay
Today's Lesson: Lesson 3-- she is definitely not centered, and while I could crop it and have just a big picture of her that is something intriguing and I think artistic with this placement.
And to prove I do take pictures of my sonNow this one came out not centered mostly because it was an action shot, but I love how with Lucas right at the top it almost seems like he is coming out of the picture and seems to capture the motion and moment more. And you gotta love how completely happy he is.
Okay, okay and one of my favorite pictures.. I almost did not post this at first as I want to save it if Alicia has a lesson about editing photos (wait until you see what I did to it) but here is the original, talk about not centered! But wow, I love this one!
So enjoy! And if you have not checked out Alica's photo challenge then please go to her site tomorrow for lesson number 4!