Rule of Thirds
I used the rule of thirds to place my flower in a place that pleases the eye. This flower is a mix of yellow and brown to bring out an old rustic look. My focal point in placed on the flower which blurs out the dead leaves in the background. The secondary focal point of brown is the closest left to the camera in the lower right corner. My photo is exposed to one third of the paper. The flower has a very good contrast of yellows, oranges, and browns mixed together to make in the unique picture it is. This photo has great composition and fabulous coloring.
I used the Macro rule in this picture to show tiny structures in the picture that the eye can't normally see. As I zoomed in on the picture the center of it becomes more clear. My focal point is on the center of the flower. The second focal point is placed on the petals so they stand out. The photo had a very good contrast of pinks and reds to make it look like an warming picture with a unique memory. This photo has great composition.
I used the leading lines rule in this picture so lead the eye to the vanishing point of my photo. The lines in the tree lead the eye to the red ear tag stuck into the tree. My focal point is on the ear tag to blur out the other parts of the picture to help the eye. The second focal point is placed above the ear tag to guide the eye from the top of the tree down to the red ear tag. The photo had a very good contrast of browns and reds to make it look like an older picture with a unique memory. This photo has great composition.
In the black and white photo I erased the flower to make the eye become attracted to the flower and the spiral to the leaves and then down the sidewalk. This photo had a great contrast of color in the flower. The leaves are very crisp which gives the picture character. The whites in this photo make for great highlights. Along with the whites the blacks in the photo makes for great shadows that put the photo together.
I used the portrait in this picture to show people in the picture. I moved in specific directions to have cadee pose for the camera. I got her looking away while smiling. I whitened her teeth, gave her eyelashes, and defined her eyebrows. I also lightened her hair into a lighter colored blonde. She have a great contrast of color across the picture that makes her blue eyes stand out greatly.