Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: #19 Geometry

For your assignment I would like to see at least 4-6 photos showing various geometric shapes within your photos and describe the various shapes.  Please describe what you learned in this lesson as well. Our minds are geared to recognize shapes, wired that way at the deepest level.  When we can recognize shapes and see… Continue reading Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: #19 Geometry

Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: #18 Contrasting Colors

Color theory for photography is really quite basic.  Here is a recap of what we learned in this series. The Color Wheel. The colors that are considered warm (reds, oranges, yellows, lime greens) and cool (greens, teals, blues, purples). The colors that are harmonious with each other or match closely with each other.  Colors are next… Continue reading Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: #18 Contrasting Colors

Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: #17 Complimentary/Harmonious Colors

Complimentary color schemes use colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. They usually match well and create a more serene photo. You can use only two or three colors as long as they are next to each other on the color wheel. For your assignment I would like to see at… Continue reading Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: #17 Complimentary/Harmonious Colors

CEE’S COMPOSE YOURSELF PHOTO CHALLENGE: #16 Color Basics

This week’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge (CCY) Theme is Color Basics and will be open for two weeks. For your assignment I would like to see at least 3 warm colored photos and 3 cool colored photos. Warm Colors – The warming colors also tend to energize you, especially the bright reds and oranges.  You want to keep… Continue reading CEE’S COMPOSE YOURSELF PHOTO CHALLENGE: #16 Color Basics

CEE’S COMPOSE YOURSELF PHOTO CHALLENGE: #15 Cropping Tips

“Cropping is the first step in really being creative with your photography.  You don’t have to know how to do fancy post-edits or have expensive software.  Cropping can dramatically change the feel of a photograph with little time, effort and money expended on your part.” I recently learnt about cropping and it is fun. I… Continue reading CEE’S COMPOSE YOURSELF PHOTO CHALLENGE: #15 Cropping Tips

CEE’S COMPOSE YOURSELF PHOTO CHALLENGE: WEEK #13 Perspective

This week’s CCY Theme is Perspective.  For your weekly assignment I would like to see at least 4-6 photos of photos taken with perspective in mind.  You can either show original photos with a quick description of where the perspective is do a photo shoot like I did (see my essay below) showing perspective of two… Continue reading CEE’S COMPOSE YOURSELF PHOTO CHALLENGE: WEEK #13 Perspective

Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Week #11 Centerpoint – Breaking the Rule of Thirds

Essay To continue our discussion of the rule of thirds, let’s start by breaking it. Before you can break any rule, you have to understand it enough to be able to break it successfully. One thing you can do to break the rule of thirds is to put your subject in the middle of the… Continue reading Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Week #11 Centerpoint – Breaking the Rule of Thirds

Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Week #10 Using 2/3 of your photo frame

Essay Magic of Two-Thirds. Instead of putting your subject in one third of the frame, use two-thirds, leaving the rest bokeh or negative space to accent your subject. As with the Rule of Thirds, you can use the upper or lower two-thirds or the left or right two-thirds. I use two-thirds a lot with my… Continue reading Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Week #10 Using 2/3 of your photo frame

Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Week #8 Diagonal Lines

Essay ‘There really is not a lot to say about diagonal lines except they appear to be more dynamic.  Depending on the type of diagonal line you have, it can add tension to your image. In addition to this, diagonals can serve the same purposes as horizontal and vertical lines in that they can guide… Continue reading Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Week #8 Diagonal Lines

Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Week #6 Horizontal Lines and Horizon

Horizons in general.   You are the artist and photographer. You can play with your camera to get a slightly different view with changing where your horizon is in your photo. Horizons go hand in hand with the Rule of Thirds which we will cover in later challenges. Depending on where your horizon is, you guide… Continue reading Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Week #6 Horizontal Lines and Horizon