Questions about composition. Examples included

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by alaios, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Dear all,
    I have four questions about composition to ask you. I would like to ask you to share your thoughts on some shots, it would be nice if you can include also the reasoning. (All shots are the jpegs created from the body directly, no pp)

    1) A or B? (pick one)
    2) your selection at 1 vs C. (pick one)
    3) D or E (pick one)
    4) A or B or C or D or E (pick one)
    5) your favorite pizza flavor.

    I would like to thank you in advance for your replies


    B. (difference in lighting compared to A)



  2. rtex42

    rtex42 TalkEmount Regular

    Jun 14, 2013
    Houston, Texas, USA
    1. B - I don't see much compositional difference but like the exposure better in B. I think B's composition would be a bit better if framed like A.
    2. B - I don't like the post and sign(?) showing in C.
    3. E - tough choice, I don't like the cropping of the tents on the right side of D but also don't like the additional foreground clutter in E.
    4. B - I think it is the stronger image, cleaner (less clutter).
    5. Sausage and mushroom.
    The author makes no claim to any expertise in photography (or any thing else) ;).
  3. CDG

    CDG TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 15, 2013
    Racine, WI
    From a total novice, so take it for what it's worth.

    I vote for B all the way, to me B shows the most details without clutter and is brighter than A

    My second choice would be E over D.

    Now the easy one :D
    Cheeses, sausage, mushroom, and onions.

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  4. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Blue! No... yellow! AAAuuuuuuuuuuuuughhhhhhhhhh!!!! :p
  5. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    If you cut something off, either cut it off completely or at least enough that it looks like it was intentional, not just a little bit - that looks like it's a mistake. For that reason, I don't like A, B and D. C and E are okay composition wise.
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  6. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

    Oct 17, 2012
    I like B over A as it shows more detail, but I find the light in top right a little distracting as it draws the eye away from the center. I also prefer B over C because even though the lighting is better in C, I don't like the chosen angle of the shot. E is better than D as you have the entire 'canopy' in the shot rather than chopped off in D. Overall I like E for the lighting and the centered main subject.

    As for pizza, I like them all :) but especially tuna, cheese and onion.....
  7. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    1) I prefer B cause its shows more detail due to the different exposure. However both A and B have a flaw IMHO: that shadow (?) visible on the lower left corner
    2) B, I don't like that C includes the road
    3) I don't see much significant difference THB...
    4) B for all the above

    As for pizza, I'm a simple guy - give me a classic margarita with some ham and bacon thrown on :D
  8. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

    May 10, 2013
    Yannis Marigo
    B & e
  9. Grisu_HDH

    Grisu_HDH TalkEmount Veteran

    Dec 16, 2012
    Southern Germany
    Just two possible answers:

    # B for all questions cause thats the onlyone without unnecessary things seen (signs cut off etc.) and good exposure where details are shown.
    That's a HDR I think??

    The Pizza thing is easy too: 4-Cheese
  10. pworden

    pworden TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 26, 2013
    Bryant, AR
    B. It is the most comfortable. Looks like you could walk right in; nice clear pathway. Inviting and balanced light.
    B. Same reason.
    E. Better top/bottom balance.
    B. Top reason. As in graphic design, step back and ask yourself what you see and how it feels.
    Pineapple cashew.

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  11. evilatwill

    evilatwill New to TalkEmount

    Jan 2, 2014
    Missouri USA
    I like the open shadows on B better. The sign in C intrigues me, but the light flare on it tips my preference back to B. Like D better than E but I'd pull crop in a bit on the right--it's in no mans land as is.
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