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Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos
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Photo Composition on the road: how to set up travel photos

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Keynote for PhotoCamp London, Ontario: Sept 11, 2010 …

Keynote for PhotoCamp London, Ontario: Sept 11, 2010

Quick tips and example of setting up effective photo composition when traveling with a pocket camera: how to crop, center and frame your shot for great photos on the road.

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  • 1. Composition on the Road
  • 2. Composition on the Road how to set up great shots when you don't have time for setup
  • 3. Your presenter is not an expert @ImpressionOne impression1.net (subscribe to learn about my new travel blog) Browse my original travel blog: www.impression1.net/ whereisandrewnow
  • 4. Some of my favourite photos: my best composition examples
  • 5. Cardinal Rule: EDIT EDIT EDIT 4 days in Las Vegas 500 photos (125 photos/day) kept 150 photos = deleted 350 photos that didn’t pass my standards *set your bar exceptionally high for the photos you keep
  • 6. Three Scenarios 1) Urban settings 2) Crowds 3) People you’re traveling with
  • 7. #1 Urban Settings 1) Take lots and lots and lots of the same shots. One will be perfect. 2) Keep a close eye of the edges of your frame: don’t cut out essential parts of buildings and backgrounds 3) Look for interesting lines within buildings/towers/trees/people and use those to frame the shot 4) Move yourself to position your subject
  • 8. keep an eye for the edges of photos: I didn’t cut off the top of this building
  • 9. look for neat angles to frame your shot
  • 10. look for neat angles to frame your shot
  • 11. keep an eye for the edges of photos: I didn’t cut off the name “Rectory” on the building
  • 12. position yourself to align your subject: I couldn’t move the tricycle, so I moved myself to centre the tricycle in the window pane
  • 13. look for neat angles to frame your shot: I walked around to the back of the Capitol building and shot it from the side
  • 14. look for lines in buildings to follow: I kept the edges of the arches of the Eiffel tower
  • 15. look for neat angles to frame your shot: I used this pool to create a foreground for the Louvre Pyramid
  • 16. keep an eye for the edges of photos: I didn’t cut off the words in the “Moulin Rouge” sign
  • 17. look for neat angles to frame your shot: I used the lawn to create a foreground for the lake at Versailles
  • 18. position yourself to align your subject: I moved around until the “Tate Modern” sign fit within the bridge opening
  • 19. look for neat angles to frame your shot: I used this small park to create a foreground for Buckingham Palace
  • 20. position yourself to align your subject: I moved around until the statue of Saint Peter was framed in front of the Vatican
  • 21. #1 Urban Settings: Continued 5) Stand in the middle of urban scenes: I love (safely) getting into the middle of roads 6) Crop out the stuff you don’t want (roads/people/etc) by cutting out the bottoms/tops of photos: results are impressive
  • 22. Crop out stuff you don’t want: I moved the camera up and cut off the crowds below the pagoda in Burma
  • 23. Crop out stuff you don’t want: I moved the camera up and cut off the street around Westminster Abbey
  • 24. Crop out stuff you don’t want: I moved the camera up and cut off the crowds below Notre Dame
  • 25. Crop out stuff you don’t want: I moved the camera up and cut off the streets in Hong Kong to focus on the living conditions
  • 26. Stand safely in the middle of urban scenes: traffic islands work great! It looks amazing when you stand in the middle of a street
  • 27. Stand safely in the middle of urban scenes: be very careful taking photos while crossing on a red light
  • 28. #2 Crowds 1) Stick your hand up and point the camera down at the crowd Result: a shot of the top of the crowd that makes it look like a sea of people 2) Don’t cut off people’s legs. Crowds look great when you can see them walking 3) Capture a crowd doing something: like shopping in a market: get inside the crowd
  • 29. Don’t cut off people’s legs: crowds look great when you can see them walking
  • 30. Step back from crowds to capture their relation to the scene
  • 31. Don’t cut off people’s legs: crowds look great when you can see them walking
  • 32. Stick your hand up and tilt the camera down to capture the tops of crowds and make them look like a sea of people
  • 33. Capture what the crowd is doing
  • 34. Capture what the crowd is doing
  • 35. Don’t cut off people’s legs: crowds look great when you can see them walking
  • 36. #2 Crowds 4) If you’re really lucky: get the crowd to interact with you
  • 37. #3 People you’re traveling with 1) Walk ahead of behind your friends so you can place them within a scene. 2) Either frame theme tight (portrait) or get their whole body: don’t cut off legs/feet.
  • 38. Walk ahead or behind your friends to capture them within the context of a scene
  • 39. Don’t cut off feet/legs: show their whole body within a scene
  • 40. Walk ahead or behind your friends to capture them within the context of a scene
  • 41. If you aren’t capturing their whole body, crop nice and tight to show emotion
  • 42. Thank You

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