Category Archives: Composition

Change of Plan Visiting Wilkes Dam

A few weeks ago I headed off to Wilkes Dam in Brantford Ontario with a friend. Our objective was to capture some images of Bald Eagles. Well…the eagle only showed up for a minute or two and was too far away to even attempt getting a photograph. Suffice to say we ended up with a change of plan visiting Wilkes Dam. Continue reading Change of Plan Visiting Wilkes Dam

Applying the Pareto Principle to Photography

Back in 1906 Wilfred Pareto created a mathematical formula that he used to explain the uneven distribution of wealth in Italy. Over time that formula became known as the Pareto Principle. Through the years it has been used to describe a wide range of situations. At its core Pareto Principle contains the 80/20 rule. It means that 80% of an outcome is created by 20% of the activities or inputs. This article discusses applying the Pareto Principle photography. Continue reading Applying the Pareto Principle to Photography

Fog Shrouded Harbour

I went out early this morning, and spent about 15 minutes capturing some quick images of a fog shrouded harbour. I always enjoy creating these kinds of photographs and working with them in post. This article shares a few images, as well as some of my composition considerations. Continue reading Fog Shrouded Harbour

Focal length and depth-of-field

As photographers we spend time considering how we want to compose an image. We often think about balance, leading lines, ‘rule of thirds’ and depth-of-field. Typically we associate aperture settings with depth-of-field. One of the factors we sometimes overlook is how lens focal length and depth-of-field are related. Continue reading Focal length and depth-of-field