Tip of the Day: What Photographs Well (Part 3)

•Circles photograph well. When viewed off to one side the same circular shapes appear as ovals, which are even better.

The final installment of what photographs well (continued from Tuesday and Wednesday):

•Circles photograph well. When viewed off to one side the same circular shapes appear as ovals, which are even better.

•Receding parallel lines take on a triangular shape, which looks good. Think of roads, railways, bridge beams, etc.

• Leaves look better in the spring than the summer, by which time they have sameness in overall color and brightness, which is not as appealing. Wind turns leave inside out, supplying some variety in tonality.

• An image that is just a little out of focus isn't attractive, but very out of focus can be lovely.
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Adapted from Take Your Photography to the Next Level by George Barr (rocky nook, 2008; $40)_

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