Sunday, November 6th, 2011
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I’m told a lot that I have a good eye for things. I usually say thanks and work harder. Developing an eye takes practice, and lots of it. I’m still learning. I will always be learning. But I do want to share one of the basic things you can do to help develop your “eye.” This can apply whether you are a photographer or a filmmaker or even someone who doesn’t consider themselves either. Having a good eye is so important on make a good picture great.
My 1st advice: Look at more then one angle. I wish I had some stronger examples, but here I took a picture of a posting that caught my eye. At 1st I took one picture, then I thought what if another angle looks better? So I took several angles and now when I go to edit, I have several to choose from. Are any better then another? Maybe. At least I have options and in some cases, one angle will stand out.
As you get better and stronger with developing your eye, often times you will know which angle you will like the best and won’t have to take so many pictures. But even the best photographers should go back every once in awhile and take a couple angles because sometimes you just don’t know.
I challenge you that next time you take your camera out, don’t just take one picture. Open your eyes and see what other angle might make it more interesting.