more. If you’re trying for one of these,
simplicity helps. Simplicity of
composition in particular.
That’s not a rule, but generally, the less
you have in the frame, the more focused
the viewer’s attention will be. And,
perhaps not so obviously, if you don’t see
your subject’s face, or at least not clearly,
the more the viewer can imagine. In this
case, the play of light on these waves,
around about sunset, caught my eye. But
young girl appeared, playing on the
shoreline. As a basic shot it was pleasant,
but I stayed with it for a few minutes,
hoping for something expressive.
almost in silhouette, so it’s all about body
as you see from the strip of shots, she
was playing as anyone would. Except for
just one moment, the main picture here,
leaning slightly forward into the wind,
from the camera and to my mind there’s
a sense of possibility. Yes, of course you
obvious usually means more generic.