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Well, it's me of course! Hi, I'm Scott, just an ordinary guy who loves life and all the little nuances that it brings! Simply put, I'm a father to a wonderful son, a husband to a beautiful wife, and an amateur photographer who enjoys looking at the world through a piece of glass! I took up photography a couple of years ago, after having gastric bypass surgery. Since 12/07, I have lost 180 pounds, but found a real passion for documenting life with my camera. I could say that the big names out there have inspired me, and they have, But my true inspiration comes from the people I meet everyday who share the same thoughts and zeal I have for photography. We are truly blessed with some really great photographers around Nashville. So, what are you waiting for.... ...grab a camera, snap some pics, and enjoy life to the fullest!

Monday, June 27, 2011

What is composition?

Jewelry Party Sunset-2

Evidently something I lack, that’s for sure!

Have you ever seen something that you think would make a good image?  Yea, you probably have.  It’s those moments or objects that you just need to capture for eternity.  Well, Cravoth Hall on the campus of Fisk University is an example of what I’m talking about.  I drive by this building at least 3 times a week, and I truly love the character and statement it makes.

The above image is 3 shots bracketed using a 10 stop filter, and I love it!  The movement of the clouds, the vibrancy that a nice sunny day can provide.  I know it’s not for everybody, but for me it does the trick!

Cravoth Hall

Now I moved around quite a bit, trying to capture the building from several different angles.  I took several different shots and chimped on each one, making sure it was what I was trying to capture.  The one above is the view I see from my car on those days I drive by.  So I knew this was one of my favorites.  I even took several captures from this vantage point.  Not once did I see the distraction in the photo.  Do you see it?  If not, click here to see what I was talking about!

It seems I was so caught up in the beauty of the building and what I was trying to say, that I totally missed the stupid tree at the fork of the sidewalk!  As much as I tried to take the tree out, I could not do it.  So, I’m stuck with it until the next time I get over to Fisk University.  Maybe I should think about taking Kent Weakley’s Composition E-Class . . . AGAIN!

Photography Composition eClass by Kent Weakley

Until next time…

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