Photography Portfolio Photos taken by: Shannon Maxey

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Balancing Elements

To create a picture that is more interesting, you can focus on one object, but in the background there is an object to fill the space.

Light
Movement
Black and White

Leading Lines

These lines affect the way you view an image, these lines may be zigzag, straight, or diagonal.

Leading Lines
Low Viewpoint

Viewpoint

The viewpoint can completely change the message in a picture. Instead of just shooting from eye level, you can shoot from above, ground level, close up, or far away.

High Viewpoint
Close up

Depth

You create this depth by using the background objects.

Depth

Framing

Framing your photograph helps drive the viewers focus on what you want them to be looking at.

Framing
Forced Perspective
Reaction

Symmetry and Patterns

Symmetry and patterns can be natural or man-made. This makes for a very eye-catching composition. It creates a strong focal point.

Symmetry and Patterns

Cropping

Making a small object larger, so that the viewer does not lose what he or she is suppose to look at in the picture.

Cropping
Cropping

Rule of Thirds

This rule is when your main subject is at least on one third, if you were to divide up a picture into 9 segments.

Rule of Thirds

Experimentation

When you take many shots to be able find the perfect one. (trying new things)

Experimentation

Background

You don’t want the background to distract the viewer’s attention, the focus should be on the main subject.

My favorite pictures

The reason I like the first photo is because of the way the light circle adds the pop of color into what would be a normal picture without it.

In addition, I like the second picture due to the fact that it looks like it was not staged. The background also adds color to make the picture more interesting.

Lastly, I like the third picture because the subject takes up more then half the photo, but then there is the green grass that makes the photo more interesting.

Careers

Fashion Photographer: It is one of the most cutthroat, high-pressured industries in existence, but you get to work with beautiful models and travel around the world.

Wildlife Photographer: This job is where the photographer travels in order to take pictures of wildlife. Due to traveling around the world and being around the different animals, it has the potential for life-threatening danger.

Sport Photography: They capture the moments and events of sports. You can turn a passion into a paying career, however it takes years to receive a liveable wage and can sometimes be a pain if you work full-time.

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