Visual information is the key in making social networking so popular. From digital cameras to mobile phones, taking pictures has become an everyday experience for most of us.
- How often do you take pictures?
- What device do you usually use to take them?
- How much attention do you devote to composition, lighting or arrangement in your pictures?
- How do you use the images?
- How do you think you can improve your photos?
Digital cameras have revolutionized photography - but not always for the better. I have a Pentax Optio A10 and originally found myself taking endless photographs which, apart from a few, were singularly boring. T here were photos of family, friends, travel, bushwalks, building interiors, building exteriors, children, special occasions, trees, gardens and artwork. Composition, lighting and arrangement were rarely factors in these photographs - sadly. However some ruthless culling made a huge difference, and I can enjoy reminiscing about a time, place or event without having to wade through endless poorly presented pictures.
Some of the images have been photoshopped and used in Christmas or birthday cards; others are simply filed in years and are regularly visited as ‘historic’’ reminders. I now find that although 'spontaneous’photographs can work well, some of the best shots are when take time to focus on composition in particular.