School fence

Posted: July 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

This shot uses one very effective technique and this is the rule of lines. This rule is used in photography to give the eye something to follow as it looks at the photo. In the picture for example, the eye would immediately be drawn to the yellow sign on the right hand side and then would follow the other signs to the end of the fence. It also allows the eye to follow the top of the fence until it reaches the wall.

When I was editing this photo, I had a clear idea that I wanted to focus on the yellow in the boards on the fence. Having this idea in mind, I remembered seeing a canvas which showed taxis in Times Square in New York and the yellow-ness on the taxis was emphasised a great deal in relation to the rest of the image. This would have been done by increasing the contrast the saturation but mainly the temperature of the taxis. So this is what I tried to do with my photo. I increased the exposure to 0.28, the contrast to 40, the saturation to 50, the definition to 35 and the temperature to 40. The increase in saturation and temperature in this photo made the yellows more prominent in the photo, drawing your eye to them first.

  1. A. Morris says:

    Good! The shallow depth of field together with the use of lines creates a sense of depth as well I think adding more interest to the picture.

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