Capture a snapshot that conveys the state of being alone.
As you frame your shot, apply the tried-and-true Rule of Thirds, which is a great introductory lesson in composition. Divide your shot into thirds, both horizontally and vertically, so you get nine parts. – The Daily Post
The first rule my photography friend taught me to improve my shot was the Rule of Thirds. Its a skill I still use today. Sometimes, I play around with it. For me, how a photo is structure says a lot about what you are capturing. It doesn’t have to have fancy filters. I know I never use them on Instagram because its not the natural picture. It all comes down to personal preference, right?
Fresh photos have one problem. I take mine in the morning on my way to work so if its a busy Friday workday morning like today, bustling full of activities in the streets. Solitude comes rarely and its especially a fleeting moment where I can’t control any aspect of it. I tried my best to apply the Rule of Thirds once I found the opportunity.
Not the best representation of it. But if I do catch a second shot later today, I’ll post up an additional post. 🙂
To capture your street snapshot, wander your own neighborhood — or explore someplace new!
In your wide shot, also think about its basic components: a foreground and a background. The foreground is the part of your scene that’s nearest to the viewer, and where you can place a subject or focal point of your picture – The Daily Post
I work in the business sector of the very pretty Old Montreal. Although there are still a few tourist attractions nearby, like the Notre-Dame Church. These streets are ones I walk by everyday and they are ever so breathtaking to see the European style in Canada. A very special feature of Old Montreal and probably why a lot of tourists choose to visit here.
I’m not exactly sure what story was told here. Mornings are just people walking around and parking and running off to work. Its a quiet area since its the business district so I guess thats why I chose to use a tree as the center on the top to show the autumn season and the “bureaux a louer” (aka offices for rent) sign and the Canada Post mailbox next to a lamppost in the third to add a little something.
What streets do you frequent? Do you like to explore new streets?