Dandelion and hose (exercise #1)


I saw this morning a few dandelions in my front yard. I added the water hose and I had the perfect composition for natural and man made lines. There is indeed a great deal of tension in this image as a result of the composition and of the color tension. The “green” hose does not match the “green” lawn while the “white” Dandelion perfectly fits into the dark background.

Exercises with the purpose of becoming a better photographer.

I created this blog to share exercises with and for photographers. These exercises are created to shape the photographic eye and skills. Most of them don’t require expensive equipment, however they require thoughts and determination. I do these exercises because I believe in lifelong learning as a photographer. I do my photographic exercises with the same passion I do my bodily exercises.

You are welcome to share with me your images and your ideas. If you know a photographic exercise, please, email me. frgolz@yahoo.com


First Exercise: Shoot a photograph with natural and man made lines!

There is a natural tension between natural and man made lines. Natural lines are basically never evenly shaped while man made lines can be straight or circular lines. When doing this exercise pay close attention to how the two type of lines relate to each other.


I went out tonight and shot my first round of images. In this images I have fence lines and natural intertwined. Camera setting: f5.6, 1.3sec., ISO 100