Vincent G. Estabrook Photography I

Rule Of Thirds.

The photograph above utilizes the rule of thirds and contains few colors. The focal point of the photograph is the bee which is sitting in the upper third of the picture. The bee as a whole takes up very little of the canvas and is resting on the upper left side of the photograph. The secondary focal point is the yellow part of the flower and it is located right below the bee. The fact that all the background is all green with no other colors creates a deterrent that blocks distractions and lets the focus be on the flower and bee.

Leading Lines

In the photograph above I utilized about three of Gimps features. In the original photo their are feet located in the top right corner, but by using the copy tool in Gimp I was able to recreate the background that would be if the feet were not in the way. I also used the cropping tool to create a beginning of the photo making the viewers eyes follow the small canal going down the centre of the photo. Finally, I used the burn tool to make the picture more visible and “tasty” to the human eye.


In the original version of this photograph, the blade of grass was placed farther out and did not follow rule of thirds. After editing, using the rule of thirds, the focal point of the blade of grass is the large drop of dew located in the upper right side of the canvas. The entire blade of grass takes up most of the right side of the canvas allowing for the background to be blurred. In the photo I attempted to use macro and leading lines but when I edited the photo I was able to more properly use Rule of thirds, Macro, and Leading lines. Because the background of the grass is blurred out it allows the viewer to more easily focus on only the grass and dew drops.


In the photograph above, I did not use many techniques to edit it. When I took the photograph, I made sure that my model seemed as if he was looking at something. I did this as an attempt at a kind of leading lines like result. I hoped that the person viewing the photo would notice this and look for what the model was looking at. When editing, I turned the contrast all the way up and added shadowing to the photo. I did this in an attempt make the viewers eyes float to the darker areas such as the area under the models legs, the steps below the model and the tree in the top of the photograph. During editing I tried adding highlights to different areas to make the picture pop better but it did not work.


In the photograph above I cropped a lot. In order to get the scenery behind the model. I decided to try rule of thirds so I cropped a lot of the siding out to make him be placed up in the top right corner. I burned a lot of the scenery behind the model to get a nice aesthetic look to it. I didn’t do much to the photo other than this.

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Vincent Estabrook

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