How is your weekly theme going?

by Ram Ya March. 23, 2017 1988 views

Hello, PhotoBloggers! I hope everyone is having a great week. It looks like we are finally going to have spring weather here in Canada :) 

It is still too early for daffodils for us. So I decided to put something from my catalog for this week's theme. I hope lot of members try this theme (Isolating your subject). This technique has been one of the hardest to practice but it has improved my photography a lot. 

Why isolating subject is hard to practice? 

Well, I think it is because we as humans can process a lot of information from our eyes and we take that for granted. If you go in front of a mountain or a waterfall, you can easily be wowed by that scenery. That is because our brain can process where to focus on and what information to process. However, with a photo, it is not so easy. We have a limited area/frame and you also lose your sense of depth in 2D format. That is why it is so important to focus on your composition and help the viewer to "see" what you want them to see.

Without subject isolation

This is a photo I took while I was in Thailand. I had to think creatively here for two reasons. First, my 24-105 was not wide enough to take the whole image within the confined space of its housing. Second, even at 24mm the photo from the LCD looked totally lost. I mean it didn't make me go wow. There is just too much information in the photo and I was not clear about my subject.

Without subject isolation

With subject isolation

Here is the photo I took by isolating the subject. For me, it has the wow factor compared to the first photo. As a viewer, I am immediately drawn to the beautiful and peaceful look of the Buddha statue. 

With subject isolation

I hope you all participate in this weekly theme. After all, we are all here to improve and encourage each other, right? Thanks for taking the time to read my post. I hope you check out the weekly theme post.

Have a wonderful day!

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Helen Hooker 3 years, 8 months ago

Thanks for the reminder Ram - it's a while since I've had time to focus on the weekly theme. I shall look for a suitable subject when I'm out with my camera tomorrow!

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Antonio Gil 3 years, 8 months ago

A great example to follow Ram. Thank you

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Shimna M 3 years, 8 months ago

Thanks for writing this post and making things more clear. Really informative :)

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Jay Boggess 3 years, 8 months ago

Thanks Ram! Good advice! I guess I may tend to have too many things going on in some of my shots, but I kinda like hub-bub & expansive scenes. A matter of taste, I suppose.........Great examples of isolating your subject in the above shots! The second one is sublime!

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