Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

by Rick Diffley on January 20, 2013

Guy with a camera

How to Shoot A Compelling “Beyond” Image

First things first. When composing any photography, I quickly fire through the following checklist in my head:

Foreground – What is the best foreground to draw interest to my subject?
Subject – What am I composing my shot around?
Background – Is this the best background to draw interest to my subject?

Sure, I’m reviewing photography 101 stuff (Subject, foreground, background), but careful attention to the details of these three things will make or break a great image.

The “Beyond” Shooting Technique

The only requirements for the technique “beyond” to work, aside from the three questions above: (1) That the foreground be beautiful, interesting, or otherwise compelling… and (2) That the background be similarly strong. This is especially true for the foreground. If the foreground is boring, out of focus, overexposed, or unattractive, the picture won’t work.

~ Happy Shooting ~


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

efratadenny January 20, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Great photo. Thank you for the tips.


Rick Diffley January 21, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Thank you for visiting and your nice comment.


Lis January 21, 2013 at 5:08 AM

Beautiful, I love autumn colors!


Rick Diffley January 21, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Thank you Lis. Autumn in Spokane is a great time to be out with a camera.


Gracie January 21, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Excellent tips! Amazing photograph.


Rick Diffley January 21, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Gracie – Thank you very much for your wonder comment. Glad the tips are useful.


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