The theme for August is now closed
The theme for October is
October’s monthly theme invites you to explore the use of frames in the composition. I don’t mean to put your photograph in a suitable frame. The idea is to emphasis the subject by using supporting element to frame it. It doesn’t have to be an physical structure like an arch or window frame, but could be a collect of things like a dark sky, trees and a grass foreground. One of the easiest composition tools a photographer can use to frame their subject is the vignette. It’s a great way to hide distracting details on the edge of pictures to concentrate the interest on the subject. You could even use differential focus as a technique to frame the subject.
Some excellent examples of what I’m trying to say can be seen here.
The Digital Photography School always offers some excellent advice on improving your photography.
B&H also has a great article on its website to inspire you.
Thank you everyone who contributed to last months theme.
To upload your pictures login and open the Forum post. Please do not use the attachments button. Ensure the ‘Visual’ tab is selected and not the ‘Text’ tab. Then click on the right hand icon in the edit menu that looks like a picture of a mountain. It’s best to resize your picture before hand to have a long side of something like 680px at 72ppi, but the upload dialogue box has a resize option.
The ‘Upload Picture’ icon will load a dialogue box. Click on the magnifying box icon to navigate to your picture on your device. Wait until the source text is displayed, then if you want to resize it enter the long side number of pixels in the first field of the dimensions field. Then click OK. It’s not as complicated as it sounds!
There’s no restriction on when the photograph was taken so search though your archives show us what you can produce. If you would like to suggest any topics for the monthly theme please let me know. Thank you to everyone who contributed to last months’ theme.