I regularly receive newsletters from Kat Eye Studio. Kat always has some welcome tips
for photography that
seem so simple. Yet I don't always think of them. The most recent newsletter focused on
"Allowing Space" and the "Process of Elimination". For this post I will
focus on "Process of Elimination".
How many times have we taken photos and they just don't have that special area of focus?
I decided to randomly choose some of my less than stellar photos and
put her suggestion to use.
Here you will see a very ordinary image of a bicycle (my baby "Peggy Sue"). By cropping it, I think
the result is far more interesting.
I wanted to eliminate the annoying shadows as much as possible.
Next, a photo I took at a mall in my area. It's okay but just okay. I wanted to capture the long corridor.
I found this photo of Mike and Ollie in my archives.
I thought it would benefit from some "elimination". Awwww, aren't they cute? Look at
those adoring eyes!
And, finally, an image I took at Rogers Gardens in Newport Beach.
It needed a layers adjustment. I also wanted to eliminate the man in the blue shirt if
possible. I could have cropped the door out, but I
would have lost some of the pumpkins. It still has the annoying
fawcet in the foreground. I could clone that out if I really want
to make this image "perfect", but you get the idea.
You can get some more great ideas from Kat -- perhaps sign up for her newsletter. She also
does some great workshops. I've taken one on "Finding Your Eye"-- very good!