Photography 101 – Water

Day 3 – So, today we’re asked to continue with our foreground, focal point and background in our photography. Also to check which format would work best for a given shot – horizontal (landscape) or vertical (portrait).

Horseshoe Falls, Tasmania, water falls

Horseshoe Falls, Tasmania

I tend to let the subject decide to a given point. In this instance (above), the waterfall, swept to the right, so for me it was an easy decision to go landscape and the natural flow of the waterfall.

Wenonah Head Beach, Urunga NSW

Wenonah Head Beach, Urunga NSW

This heart was an awesome discovery for me and made my day 🙂  With this one I shot it both ways and honestly it didn’t matter much, The only thing I would say, is that if you’re going with the horizontal, don’t place it in the middle – go off to either thirds.



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My passion has been for many, many years landscape photography so when the chance came up to retire early, in order to travel, I took it! It made sense then to marry the two (travel and photography) and create this blog. I hope you enjoy it :)
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12 Responses to Photography 101 – Water

  1. anujakokrady says:

    Beautiful pictures! where is this?


  2. inspiringmax says:

    The heart is definitely an awesome find.


  3. Barb says:

    You were lucky to find the heart shape, it’s awesome! Love the waterfall too and agree with you about using the landscape to follow the water as it heads to the right.


  4. Debbie says:

    Great pictures! I agree the sweep of the waterfall does suit the landscape orientation. The heart would be amazing any which way it was photographed – nice find! I like the suggestion of the thirds, always a good tip. 😊


  5. Amy says:

    Fantastic capture of the waterfalls! The heart shape is amazing!


  6. Both shots are wonderful. Great find on the heart.


  7. Tiare Meegan says:

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts-it helps my learning process. Nice captures, love the heart! cheers, Tiare


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