Visual Flow

Visual Flow. When composing an image, the key to making it successful is to create a visual flow with your subject and elements within the image. Utilizing power points and keeping in mind the eye tends to go top to bottom and left to right, the strongest point often, when possible, is the lower right power point. In other words, the point where your visual vertical and horizontal rule of thirds meet in the lower right section of the image. In this particular image the flower is located in the lower right power point and utilizing the strong contrast of the subject to the background the eye easily goes to the flower.

Tamron 16-300mm Di-II VC PZD Macro lens on a Canon 7D, Aperture Priority, f16, -.7 stops of exposure compensation, ISO 100, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/5th of a second, Marumi Circular Polarizer, Vanguard Abeo Pro tripod and BBH-200 head, processed in Lightroom 5.

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