Composition Frame 05


I went to the Farmer’s Market last night and walking back to my car I saw this light. I got the idea to put a frame around it to block the light and then I decided to mask the upper part of the frame. Then I added a black layer to it which I also partially masked using a soft brush. The hard edge of the frame and the soft edge of the black form a nice contrast.

This image seemed to me an idea image which has some more potential and it needs more work. Art is always art in progress!

Happy week-end and happy photographing!

Composition Frame 01

You can do this exercise on a computer using Photoshop or other programs or you can do it manually on a regular print. What I ask you to do is to draw a square around your subject and observe the difference a simple square makes in an image. If you are a Photoshop user you can also change the inside or outside of the square. As always, enjoy and observe!


I photographed this rose early in the morning. I darkened the part outside the square!