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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

Corporate photography in Kelowna

Portraits of Kelowna women

April has proven to be a month of contrasts – with portrait requests from two ends of the spectrum in society.
It seemed almost like a Tale of Two Cities within this growing Okanagan municipality.

Canadian Press requested images of Suzanne Basson (above) and her employees at one Kelowna bank for a corporate newsletter, and bank needed a portrait of manager Holly LaMonica for a in-house poster. By contrast, The Vancouver Province wanted photos of a former street kid who turned her life around.

Business Portraits in Okanagan

Photojournalism in Kelowna

Revolutionary Resolution

My clients may be able to benefit from a new camera I purchased in April which features a somewhat revolutionary leap in resolution. It boasts the highest detail available in a 35mm SLR style camera.

The new Nikon D800 boasts 36 megapixels of resolution — more than doubling my previous camera. While that number is impressive, what I'm most excited about is the camera's expanded dynamic range — offering the capability to provide more detail into both the highlights and the shadows.

Nikon D800 camera

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