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:

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.

By Marlon

Grew up in the Essex countryside and currently resides in London. Passing through his 30s far too quickly. Likes: writing, design, the arts, and copious amounts of coffee. He is working on his first novel.

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