Leading lines, hypnotic patterns, S and C curves are just some of photography's long established composition techniques. But do they work on panoramic shots? They certainly do with the Horizon!
The rule of thirds or the golden mean may sound complicated when you’re reading up on photography techniques. Sometimes they really are though, so it’s easier to compose your shots through patterns at first. Leading lines that draw the viewer throughout the whole picture are just some of the basic tenets of photography that we sometimes forget. Curves that stretch from the foreground all the way to the vanishing point in the background are usually included in recipes for great landscape and nature photos.
Upon looking at the Photos page for Horizon shots, these rules and guidelines for composition hold fort as well. Circles and lines that intersect one another in perfect harmony show us the inherent beauty in nature that we sometimes don’t see. All it takes is to open your eyes, breathe in the fresh air and start looking through the lens. You never know what you might see!
Canadian-born Ian Taylor is a full-time photographer specializing in kids and development work. It all started when his five siblings started having children at the same time he was into photography. This passion then spiraled into something amazing, and now Ian works primarily with kids, shooting them when they are in their purest form. Based in Asia, Ian has agreed to share this amazing series of photos he shot with his Petzval Art Lens in Cambodia and Thailand. He also shared with us some of his insights and views on photography.
We recently had the great opportunity to interview our latest LomoAmigo, Tim Kerr. While his repertoire stretches back to the late 1970's and includes that of musician, artist, painter, photographer, skater and many other things, he just prefers Tim! We gave him a La Sardina DIY, which he not only added his own style to, but shot some excellent photos with as well. Rife with candid and thoughtful answers, we expect everyone will glean a nugget of wisdom and leave with a smile.
Germany-based Benjamin Kracke began his photography journey by searching for something unique. Naturally, the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens proved to be full of character for this LomoAmigo! Read on to find out more about his experience with this beautiful art lens.
Lomography has teamed up with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London to give you the chance to win tickets to see “Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century,” the first retrospective of this highly influential photographer in over 30 years. You can also win a Henry Carroll Book and a Lomo’instant Wide.