Category Archives: Composition

Compression as a Composition Tool

This article discusses compression as a composition tool. It illustrates how our choice of focal length impacts image compression. When we’re first starting out on our photographic journeys, we sometimes see focal length choice in a binary manner. For example… telephoto focal lengths for nature, and wide angle focal lengths for landscape. Broadening our use of focal lengths increases our creative latitude.

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Using a Standard Zoom Lens for Flower Photography

This article provides some tips when using a standard zoom lens for flower photography. All of the images in this article were captured by my wife during our recent trip to New Zealand. The photographs were taken hand-held with a Nikon 1 V3 and a 1 Nikkor 10-30 mm f/3.5-5.6 PD standard zoom lens.  Continue reading Using a Standard Zoom Lens for Flower Photography

Oceanside Compositions at Castlepoint

Many people enjoy vacations along the ocean, with days full of water sports, sunbathing and people watching. For those of us who enjoy photography, these same locations present completely different vacation opportunities. This article features a selection of oceanside compositions at Castlepoint, New Zealand. Continue reading Oceanside Compositions at Castlepoint

Hits and Misses at Cave Stream Scenic Reserve

Sometimes when we’re on a driving holiday we can motor past a location that gives us a quick glimpse of photographic potential. We’re then faced with a split second decision whether we should double back or not. This article shares some hits and misses captured in less than 15 minutes during a short visit at Cave Stream Scenic Reserve, one of our ‘double back’ locations in New Zealand. Continue reading Hits and Misses at Cave Stream Scenic Reserve

Composition Considerations at Nugget Point

One of the stops we wanted to make during our most recent trip to the South Island of New Zealand was the lighthouse at Nugget Point. The weather cooperated, starting out a bit dark and menacing, then turning partially sunny. This article features a small selection of photographs, and discusses some composition considerations I took into account while photographing at Nugget Point. Continue reading Composition Considerations at Nugget Point