I like simple composition shots, am I alone?

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by inTempus, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. inTempus

    inTempus TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    3,692
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Indiana
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I'm finding I like simple pictures... I'm really liking black and white. It seems to make an otherwise ordinary picture a little more interesting which lends itself to the simple composition picture.

    I was exploring this today and this picture:

    [​IMG]

    I also tried something a little less simple but with the intention to make it a selective color image.

    [​IMG]

    I like them, but I get the feeling perhaps I'm alone. What do you guys think?
     
  2. DavidElliot

    DavidElliot TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    East Lansing, MI
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    for the first one, my view keeps going back to the car for some reason, i find that it's kind of distracting. maybe that's just me. but kudos to simple composition
     
  3. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    This_thread from the Photo Themes might be the answer to your question.

    Though I don't think either of the two photos you present here to underline your penchant for "simplicity in composition" is really that simple in composition. They are both quite busy, and the conversion into black&white doesn't make them any "simpler" with regards to their composition. The hydrant COULD have been "simple" in that respect had not that car gone past...
     
  4. digitaldetours

    digitaldetours TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tulsa, OK
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I agree, the car is somewhat distracting. I like simple sometimes too, you're not alone!
     
  5. mikeyg915

    mikeyg915 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2008
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cary, NC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I totally agree. Took this one last week on the way to work:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. chrisburke

    chrisburke TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 25, 2007
    Messages:
    2,107
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Madoc, Ontario Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    yea, i'm a fan of simplicity, and yes, B&W certainly gives it more of a mood... but yes, the car kills the first pic..

    this is one i took recently... most people on TPF didnt like it, but theres something about it that makes me keep it.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. jbreezy

    jbreezy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New England
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I tend to like simple black and whites too. What about this one? It was taken with my old Canon Powershot (4 yrs old now) pre-SLR.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. DexGtr

    DexGtr TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2009
    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    you are not alone....here's one of mine that i did with my old Sony P & S

    [​IMG]
     
  9. inTempus

    inTempus TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    3,692
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Indiana
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    That's a great shot, great DOF.
     
  10. inTempus

    inTempus TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    3,692
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Indiana
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Is this any better?

    [​IMG]
     
  11. tsaraleksi

    tsaraleksi TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2007
    Messages:
    1,045
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Greencastle Indiana
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I think that liking "simple" composition speaks to a basic element of any good photo-- having elements that pull the eye into the subject. I like photos that have some elements aside from the main subject, but that are subdued and pull the eye towards your subject.

    Here's one I took the other day that illustrates what I'm talking about, I think.

    [​IMG]
    Just a shot from the other day but I liked the way it came out.
     
  12. a1157814a

    a1157814a TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    i like the rock pic, their awesome.
    and awesome photoshop!
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

composition about i like

,

i+like+%2b composition

,

simple composition about when i was alone

,

simple composition black and white photography