Photographic Super Course: The Art of Seeing Page 8

Look for complementary (contrasting) colors. Photo by Lynn Eodice

Look for things you can use to frame your subject, and you'll get some interesting images. Photo by Ron Leach

Look for colors where you don't expect to find them, such as the algae growing near this waterfall. A long exposure time blurred the flowing water, while a tripod-mounted camera recorded the stationary elements sharply. Photo by Lynn Eodice

Keep an eye out for the unusual. I happened to glance out my office window one morning, and saw these buildings peeking out of the fog. A 400mm lens captured it.

Tell a story. Here, we present "Demise of the Last Kitty-Crunchie, in Two Acts." The diagonal crack in the patio serves as a compositional element, and kitty is positioned at a rule-of-thirds" intersection.

Humor is where you find it...if you keep your eyes and mind open for it. Photo by Ron Leach
A Few Ideas
Here are a few more ideas to help you see new things to photograph, in a new way. The idea is to combine your knowledge of things photographic with an open eye (and mind) as you explore the world with your camera.