A Dog Day

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Something I came across was a photo I had taken years ago, It was always my intention to make it a black & white photo and initially had focused on little else of the shot. The result was this:

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Now compare it to the photo at the top of this post, notice how the top photo creates a better impression as it’s a less crowded shot? Cropping out a large proportion of the branches at the top and making the tree on the right a natural edge helped frame the shot and draw more focus towards the dogs (The Rule of Thirds plays a part in this too). I was lucky to grab this as the dogs were a neat little bit of serendipity. Not content with framing the shot differently I also changed the process of how I made the shot black & white. The top shot allows for greater detail in places such as the foreground trees.

So what did I take away from this?

  • Take a high as possible resolution as cropping becomes much easier
  • Coming back to a photo after time gives you a completely new perspective
  • Submit your stuff to communities like Reddit or Amateur Photographer and get critiqued!

Am I happy with the shot? Not entirely but maybe in another years time, I’ll come back again and make more edits.

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