Hi, I take many photos mainly of birds and wildlife and the occasional ones as reference when I am painting or sketching. I have been told my other photos such as flower or landscape are not very good. I lack composition, I think that's what was said so I rarely do these. Here's one I do like but realised too late the stem in the foreground. I liked the way the sunlight shone through the canopy onto the leaf.
The lighting and contrast in this shot are really good. Who told you you can't compose? If anything that's more reason to get out there and prove them wrong. This shot is composed just fine for me. It might be a tad static, since the subject is almost in the middle and shot at a flat angle, but for another subject that might be just the right composition, depending on the feeling you're trying to convey. Thanks for sharing, hope to see more.
Thankyou! A friend who takes many compositional photos told me that's what I lacked. Trouble is I don't always see the potential in subjects, not good when you need inspiration to paint! It's a slow learning curve and one I hope to improve on. This is a shot of sunrise on our local harbour/nature reserve. During the day and when the tide is out it looks awfully grey and dirty but as its one of my favourite places to chill and see birds I decided to play around with the colour and came up with this. It was taken some time ago.
keep snapping away. Your eye will train it's self. The branch in the forground is fine, it adds a since of peeking into an unknown/private world of nature. Just remember the rule of thirds, and your composition will come along fine. How I trained myself was whatever I wanted the subject of the picture to be, just before i snapped the pic or started the painting I would make sure it wasnt dead center of the field of view. Easy as pie. Keep it up, your doin great.