Essential Rules of Basic Photography Jose Cantu

Simplicity- Declutter the background, zoom in tight to eliminate background "distractions", or change your angle so your subject remains the focus of the image.

The direction of attention was set on the flower and there is nothing in the background that's a distraction. I think the exposure of the photo was a little overexposed because the tip of the flower was to bright and I think i needed to tone it down a bit. The main focus was on the flower, and it had a sharp focus. The depth of field was deep because everything was in focus. The lighting was harsh light and it enhanced the photo of the flower because it shows color and shadows created by the light from the sun. The color does contribute to the image and helps the flower stand out. The flower would more likely be the rule of thirds, and the composition worked well.

Spacing- Create a sense of movement by adding active space (the area your subject is facing) and eliminating dead space (the area behind your subject).

When you first see the photo, the direction of attention gets set on the bird. The image was underexposed, I could've brightened up the image a bit because the clouds kind of made the image look dark. Their was a sharp focus on the bird because it just shows a bird flying in the sky. The depth of field was deep because everything was in focus. The lighting was soft light and enhanced the photo. There was color and was very effective. The composition was the rule of thirds and worked perfectly with the photo.

Rule Of Thirds- Frame your image with the subject off center it's more pleasing to the eye and appears more natural than placing the subject in the center.

The direction of attention is sort of set on Kendra, the buses were a big distraction on the background. The photo was a little bit overexposed on the buses. Their is a sharp focus, the background and Kendra all came into focus. The depth of field is deep because nothing was blurred, the photo would've worked better if the buses were less focused and focused more on Kendra. The lighting was harsh on Kendra's shirt which enhanced the photo because it makes her stand out. The color would work better than black and white. The composition was the rule of thirds.

Leading Lines- Use architectural lines: walls, fences, roads, or any lines to lead the eye through the photograph and draw attention toward the main subject.

The direction of attention is focused on the lines of the tree, there is no distraction. The photo is a bit overexposed on the center of the picture. There is a sharp focus, nothing needed to be blurred. The depth of field was deep, and really worked well. The lighting was harsh. The photo would work better with color than being black and white. The composition is centered.

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