Welcome to Through the Lens!

A weekly photo series that showcases the creative and diverse Zerothreetwo community through the #032igers hashtag.

In case you missed last week’s post, we talked briefly about composition guidelines. What they are, how to use them, and gave examples through the artist’s selections.

For this week, we’ll continue to note the guidelines used on the photos featured. Before reading the notes, try to figure out first what the artists used to compose their shots.

Here are the photos:

"Struggles"

“Struggles” Photo by @drianakusta

A fitting first example is about breaking the rules of composition. By breaking the rules, you get to experiment with your style. Learn the rules then learn how to break them.

"Johnny Deep"

“Johnny Deep” Photo by Krystal Eve Roque ( @talarookie )

The artist here used the Figure to ground rule. This rule looks best on black and white images because both easily contrast each other.

"Good morning!"

“Good morning!” Photo by Mechalie P. ( @itsmemechalie )

Subject is centered but still hints the Rule of Thirds by placing the sea surface on the upper horizontal line. By including a portion of dry land in the shot, underwater photos like these are interesting to view.

"Beauty in tranquility."

“Beauty in tranquility.” Photo by Pat Lim ( @therealpatlim )

 

The subject is centered and placed on the lower horizontal line of the Rule of Thirds. The standing boy makes this photo much more interesting compared to if the three just sat down. It would still be a nice photo, but not as interesting as this.

"So perfect in their imperfection. "

“So perfect in their imperfection.” Photo by Hazel Caballero-Scott ( @hazelcaballeroscott )

I love how she arranged the carrots to form an inverted triangle. HINT: A good caption wins the viewer’s attention.

Breaking the Pattern

Photo by Jochris ( @jochrisss )

Great use of Breaking the Pattern/Rhythm guideline, especially since the person is wearing orange sharply contrasting the blue chairs.

"[center]"

Photo by John Lemuel Goden (@lemm.g)

Uses the Rule of Odd. This guideline was not included in the last post. Basically, this rule states that an odd number of subjects in an image is more interesting than an even number.

" 'Sakla' or 'Saklaan', is a form of gambling in the Philippines usually during wake/funeral. A good illustration that we can never gain something without losing a thing. A family will get the proceed money from the Saklaan, not because they won, but because they lost someone. "

” ‘Sakla’ or ‘Saklaan’, is a form of gambling in the Philippines usually during wake/funeral. A good illustration that we can never gain something without losing a thing. A family will get the proceed money from the Saklaan, not because they won, but because they lost someone. ” Photo by Klevin ( @klevinklevorn )

Here the players served as the frame in the photo, emphasizing the focus on the game itself. Again, a good caption. A picture maybe worth a thousand words but a photo with good caption? Priceless.

"Sitting next to you doing absolutely Nothing means absolutely Everything to me"

“Sitting next to you doing absolutely Nothing means absolutely Everything to me” Photo by Flo ( @quizonium )

The artist here used the Frame within a frame guideline. He may not have used a natural-occurring frame, but this still works. Careful consideration of ‘props’ to accompany the words will make the photo work. Here the artist used dried leaves which conveyed a specific message.

"'Til i see you again"

“‘Til i see you again” Photo by @michxxii

Here the artist uses the Figure to ground rule, where the subject has a strong contrast against the background.

Any favorites from this week’s selection? Tell us in the comment box below 🙂

Click here to see last week’s selections

Want to be featured? Post your photos between September 18 and September 26, and tag it with #032igers for a chance to get selected next Saturday and win Zerothreetwo merchandise for our Best Photo of the Month.

 

 

 

 

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