Dominance 05


The dominant subject doe not necessarily be the largest part in the composition. This flower is dominant for two reasons:

1st: The yellow color distinct the subject from the rest of the image which is green. Yellow is also “lighter” than green and our eyes usually go to the lightest part of the photograph.

2nd: The yellow flower in in focus. I purposely chose a small f-stop to keep the subject in-focus and blow out the rest of the image.

Enjoy and happy Friday!

Dominance 03


I photographed this old lamp at Bodie, CA. Bodie is a ghost down which became later a state park in California. The lamp definitely dominates the entire image. It is the only subject in focus and therefore your eye just goes to it. By the way this image was shot with the cheapest of Canon’s 70-200 L lenses. This lens always amazes me. It is extremely light and therefore great for hikes in the mountains and it is extremely sharp as you can see in this image.

Happy photographing!

Dominance 01

You establish “dominance” in an image when you have one subject and one subject only. The eyes wander automatically to that subject and the background has the function to support your subject. This week I encourage you to shoot images with one clear subject and a background that supports it. Flowers are an easy start with this exercise!


I photographed this plant right after sunset. There is only one subject which dominates the entire image. The background is warm on the bottom and cold on the top making the flower even more interesting.

Enjoy and happy photographing

Child’s perspective 04


On one side children naturally look up in a grown-up world on the other side they are closer to the ground and sometimes they see and pickup things that we adults simply overlook. When I was actively looking for something to photograph on the ground I discovered this cigarette but that most likely by chance ended up in this small hole in the cement. In order to shoot this image I had to block off the direct sun, use an extension tube and a 2X extender on my 70-200 lens.


Child’s perspective 01

Go photograph your community through the eyes of a child. Since I uses a tripod most of the time I set my tripod to about 2.5 – 3 feet length and I walked through town and started photographing. Do this for a week and see how different your images look. In addition you may also get a better understanding how children see the world. As always. enjoy your photography!


I went to the local market and photographed this bakery stand. The camera was barely above the table and I noticed very quickly that most of my shots would be in the upward direction.