Friday, March 26, 2010

Dynamic Composition Workshop

Yesterday I had the pleasure of going to a workshop by Greg Bumatay ( about Dynamic Composition. He got us thinking about composition with a purpose and breaking the rules. I liked that idea! Breaking the rules sounds like fun since I pretty much play by the rules in all other aspects of my life. At least in the artistic sense it doesn't seem so naughty. So I gave it the old college try to practice what we were being taught about shadow casting, leading lines, negative space and more.

After the second round of numbering ourselves off into groups I was lucky enough to be in group #5. Our models were Richard and Ashley, such good sports! They are not professional models just a really good looking couple that donated their time for us to practice photographing. Richard was super friendly and had fun in front of the camera loving on his stunningly beautiful Ashley.

We used the Bowers Museum and the Green Parrot Villa in Santa Ana as our background scenery and here are a few of my favorite images. I am not sure that I really concentrated on what I was supposed to be practicing, but I am still proud of the results.

It was a beautiful day outside and I met some fabulous new people. Thank you to all involved that put this event together!

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