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Take Your Best Shot by Tim Grey

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5 Mind Games

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Rock StackNever very popular with the public, I still find the balance and composition very nice. I have no hesitation in showing it. If we only showed work which was universally liked, we’d be catering to the lowest common denominator. Which isn’t to say that if you don’t like a particular image, say this one, that you are by definition the lowest. There are lots of images I don’t like for a variety of reasons.

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Water TriptychWhile nice, none of these four images really stood on their own and I got the idea to hang all four on the wall together and so I present them as a set.

Stuck in a Rut

Have you been thinking that many of your pictures are too similar to one another? Perhaps it’s time to break out of the mold and try something new. If you have been photographing football games, you could switch to ballet, but of course, that isn’t quite what I mean. Presumably, you like shooting football and don’t want to give it up, but you would like your images to show some fresh ideas.

It might be time to analyze your current style and see how you might change it.

First, a list of possible characteristics of a photograph:

  • Contrast
  • Brightness
  • Depth Of Field
  • Shooting Perspective
  • Focal Length
  • Subject Position/Pose
  • Tightness of Framing
  • Lighting Conditions

Take a good look at the ...

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