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Composition Principles: Dominance/Emphasis

Previous post: Composition Principles: Symmetry and Balance. Perhaps the most obvious principle of composition, dominance or emphasis can instantly create a focal point in your image. It is the largest, darkest,  brightest or most colourful aspect […]

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I couldn’t help myself…

Every year in July when the canola is in bloom, my wife wants to stop at each field to take photographs. I personally don’t like this harsh tone of yellow and have never been a fan […]

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Composition Principles: Symmetry and Balance

Previous: Principles of Composition Symmetry is from the Greek symmetria, meaning, “…agreement in dimensions, due proportion, arrangement“. So while the original intent seems to be more about proportion–how a part relates to the whole– today many […]

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Edmonton Photowalk Final

A few more images from our 14 August Edmonton Photowalk. These have no connection to each other, just pleasing eye-catchers along the route.           The next post will be a continuation […]

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Edmonton Photowalk IV

The benefits of an early morning urban Photowalk are many, with great light and low traffic being among the top. We had started at about 6AM on the older edge of downtown and had worked our […]

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Edmonton Photowalk III

The posters advertise a recent release of the album Morning Report by the Arkells. I couldn’t resist playing with the perspective and repetition. This small building is attached to the Ernest Brown Block (1912) on […]

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Principles of Composition

Previous article in this series: Finding the Frame The principles and elements of design first came to my attention years ago when I began studying horticulture and landscaping. We learned that there are certain concepts and […]

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Edmonton Photowalk II

Hyatt Place Hotel, Edmonton. Although I was up early to photograph the old Gibson Block, I kept my eye on the Hyatt Place Hotel to see how the dawn was affecting the reflections in the […]

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