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Creating more artistic photos

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Nubble Lighthouse

Nubble Lighthouse, York, Maine (Ron Bowman photo)

Hello, my photography friends and welcome to my second blog. If you are reading this blog, I’m going to assume that you’re really interested in photography and want to improve your creativity. The best way to improve your skills is by learning from others and then practicing over and over until it becomes second nature to you. Learning from others can include reading blogs like this one, taking a photography course online or in person, reading photography books, attending photo shoots, joining a photography club, or joining a local art or photography association. Personally, I have participated in all these educational venues over my 50+ year career and I can vouch for their value.

As I discussed in my last blog, artistic photos incorporate one or more elements as listed below. An analogy would be like baking an apple pie. The success and quality of the pie is based on its ingredients (apples, eggs, flower, butter, sugar, cinnamon, etc.) Photography is no different. Include the right elements (ingredients) and you will end up creating more artistic photos. Most professional photographers agree that artistic photos incorporate elements of color, form, moment, perspective, light, and good composition. In this article we are going to take a close look at color and form.

Waterloo Covered Bridge
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Ron Bowman

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