Almost all of us have our own interests in life. We often pursue what we want that can make us happy. After all, this is our life and we are in charge of how we will spend it.
Some people pursue interests on photography, taking into consideration how beautiful photos can bring joy and excitement to someone’s hearts and minds. Great photos can surely touch one’s heart. They can serve as our inspiration in life.
Just like how we live our life where we have our own interests to pursue, canvas photography also has its point of interest. This means that if you decide to take photos and become a photographer, you should know what interests you that can be converted into images.
A picture should have a subject, idea or center of interest, which should be your main focus. This subject should attract the viewer’s eyes. If the photograph has other elements, make sure these would not cover the main subject and must just serve as a supporting element.
A photograph with no center of interest may puzzle the viewers. They may wonder what the photo is all about. But a good photo with a single point of interest can be as attractive to the viewer as the person who took the photo, regardless if that person is just an amateur photographer or a professional one.
Before taking the photo, the point of interest must already be set in your mind. This is to allow you to take the shoots spontaneously without hassle. If you don’t have the point of interest, you would end up taking pictures over and over again since expectedly, you wouldn’t be satisfied with your shots.
Once you already have your point of interest, you should then look at the location if you can see some elements that can support your main subject. These elements may be in the form of shapes, lines, texture, a person or animals. One example is, if you are eyeing to take the photo of a volcano, look around the vicinity of the volcano and check if you can see trees, people walking or trekking, or animals eating grasses. If there are, then you have a good photo subject.
To come up with a beautiful photograph, place the camera’s focus on the volcano but don’t place it at the center. Place the tip of the volcano at the side of the frame and include the other elements present like animals, persons or trees. Putting the volcano at the center may not really attract the viewer. Creating beautiful photos are not really that hard as long as you know your interests and how you will put that interest into the frame.