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Composition - Part 1

Composition, the act of composing the image in the viewfinder, is a visual process of organizing the elements and individual details of a scene into a balanced and pleasing arrangement. Because what one person finds pleasing, someone else will not, therefore composition is largely a matter of personal taste.

There is no absolute right or wrong composition in photography. A composition that conveys a photographer's intended meaning is an effective one; one that confuses the viewer is not.

How you arrange a scene's elements in your camera's viewfinder will not only determine the effectiveness of your picture's graphic design, but will also contribute to how well its message is conveyed. Beyond the placement of elements, lighting, shutter speed, depth of field and other considerations contribute to a picture's mood and clarity of message, and therefore the effectiveness of its composition.

Continued in Part 2


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Kelowna Photography News

Open up and     Say Awesome

OCTOBER, 2011 - A lot of growth in business has come to West Kelowna, or Westbank, B.C. as it's been known to Okanagan residents for many years.
Proliferation of new shopping centres have been most noticeable - while various professional services like Dental Offices have also added to the dyanamic of the burgeoning community.
A few weeks ago, I enjoyed photographing a new office for Aura Dental for Sinclair Dental Company.

Professional Office photography in Westbank


Tommy Awards entry by Kelowna Photographer

Artistic home up for Tommy Award

OCTOBER, 2011 - Some images are worth getting up at 5 am for. Twilight and sunrise provide beautiful light that suits some of the artistic creations by the Okanagan's finest home builders.
It took a very early morning to capture this handsome exterior image in Carrs Landing for one Kelowna builder. For now, I'll hold back on names, since there's a few potential housing awards on the line.

Sunny seat

The natural beauty of Okanagan Lake provides a ideal location for relaxation on an outdoor deck in the sunshine.
Carol Dodge recognized this when she set up SunCountry Furniture in Kelowna.
Doing my best to match the surroundings, I photographed another collection of the furniture she finds around the world to bring to our decks.
Composing such images is not too difficult, but it sure takes a lot of electronic flash power to match the sun's strength.

Commercial photography Professional in Kelowna

Older items -

Helping the ladies Big heart in little runner
Engineering projects Ogogrow on the grow
Skogie Cleaning Up Bear Guards new Park
Combatting Cancer Okanagan Olympians
Lighting technology improves 

Builder's book of my photos


Airport publication awarded

Forest Fires hit Westside