photography

Photography Composition

I’ve been giving this some thought of late and thought I’d share a few thoughts with you all. Do bare in mind this relates more to my style of street/documentary photography.


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The Rule of Thirds

Now the rule of thirds I use very instinctively. I don’t have to think.. “I must have the subject on a third line!” …It just happens without thinking.

Pictures do look far more appealing when a frame is structured in such a way, so the rule of thirds makes sense.

But….. RULES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN!

The rule of thirds and golden ratio etc aren’t rules… They are guidelines to help create a better image, but what or who is to say a picture not following these guides aren’t good?

To show what I mean, I’m sharing some images I have taken from my Home project, to demonstrate how not using the rule of thirds etc, can still produce some nice pictures.


The set of images above I tried to not use the third lines.. I tried to put the subject in the corners… Now you might not like it but I believe that you should shoot what, and how you want.

Don’t get too hung up on the “Rules” all of the time… They are a great help yes, but play around and have fun with shooting!

Cheers!

Why I deleted Instagram

Well it happened! I deleted Instagram!


Why did I delete Instagram?

The main reason that I deleted my Instagram account, was because I found it had become too much of a distraction.

I realised this when I checked my activity on the app, and I was shocked to see that I spent on average, 90 minutes per day! Let me tell you now that I sure as hell didn’t spend 90 minutes uploading images trying to market my business, so what was I doing?

I would say that 99% of those 90 minutes, was just scrolling through a lot of shit! And it sounds harsh to say but 99% of what is on there, is just that… Knowing the amount of time wasted, which equated to around 23 entire days a year! I knew I had to do something about it.

I thought to myself, that if I was to spend 90 minutes a day, focusing on my business, networking, marketing. Then that would be far more beneficial than looking at pictures that mean nothing what so ever to me.

So that is exactly what I did. I put a story up on Instagram for anyone who cares that is 24 hours I’ll be deleting my account for good… And out of my 1000 followers or so that I had, only 1 person reached out to find the reason why I was deleting it.

24 hours later and 5 days ago at the time of writing this post. It has gone!

 

 

How does it feel, now its gone?

I have not missed Instagram at all! It feels like a weight has been lifted, now that I don’t have to meet any expectations if there were any.
I have since decided to write x2 blog posts per week, better use of the free time. Spend more time actually doing something rather than scrolling through my phone. My blog is my space to get my opinions out there on a platform where it will remain and be visible to those who follow my blog. Not get lost in the millions on pictures that get uploaded to Insta every minute.

I feel free again… I feel unrestricted!


How do you feel about Instagram?

If you have similar feelings about Instagram or any other social media platform, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments, or send me an email!

Cheers!