Rule Of Thirds
In this photo I used the wall for my leading lines. The leading lines are pointing to the leaves hanging on the wall. I like the leaves in the picture because they extend from the bottom to the top making a good focal point. I used the burn and dodge tool to highlight the leaves. I also tried to strengthen the leaves color by airbrushing them green. I believe this picture leads the eye to growing leaves making for a nice picture.
In the photo above I used the macro setting to give light to the details of the leafs and flowers. With Macro you can see the veins of the leaf and all the different coloring the two leafs have to offer. I also like how the two leafs contrast each other with their different coloring. The leaf and flower look larger than what they actually are and this creates an interesting photo to view.
There was no contrast in the photo at the start and the image was very dark. I edited it with the curve tool to lighten the image and give it contrast. This also helped to take out the shadow that was covering most of her body. By lightening the shadow it made her stand out more, creating a better image. I also burned and dodged certain features of her face to make them more vibrant. I also used the curve tool to change the color in the photo making it more balanced overall.
I chose this photograph because of it’s good texture and contrast. The flower petal is a light color while the background is a dark color, this creates a good visual contrast. The flower petal is also smooth and the grass is rough making the image more interesting. With the high contrast in the image I believe it makes a good monochrome photo.