The Rule of Thirds
Keep things out of dead center but balanced. The grid lines setting on the phone helps place your subject in a grid other than the middle.
Negative space draws the eyes to your subject. Below I used the vantage point of the floor, left a lot of light to bring focus to the top where my grandchildren are engrossed in their own stuff.
Placing my granddaughter on the left side brings the perspective of what a huge job she undertakes to trim back the blackberries.
In A Row
Ordinary objects in a row create a story that captivates. I like to keep my eye out for the beautiful, but also the unremarkable lined up.
Combining light reflecting and objects side by side caught my fancy. Suddenly, what I see every day becomes a piece of art.
Lining up the grandchildren against the green wall was a stroke of luck. I especially like the dog bowl in the foreground. Snack anyone?
Fill The Frame
The I-Phone can handle about four inches in front of a subject without losing focus. Getting up close to fill the frame creates great texture and detail.
Fill the object of your picture in most of the frame but leave a little of the surrounding to give context.
I had to get on Hannah's eye level to catch her soulful need to hide. I left some surrounding area to see where I found her.
There will be four more photography ideas and then I will have documented what I learned from my class.