composition: center frame portrait

Week 14: Composition: Center Frame Portrait (Center Framed composition is a great way to isolate your subject. Use this knowledge to create a portrait that exhibits loneliness.)

Nikon D750 f/8 1/250s 200mm 360 ISO

Image submitted in response to Dogwood Photography’s annual 52-week photography challenge.

11 replies to “composition: center frame portrait

    1. Thank you Laura. I appreciate reading your feedback. As I wandering through your blog, I was a bit stunned to learn that I had not been following you. Corrected!

  1. This person sitting by themself, along with the lighting and long shadows help to create what could be perceived as loneliness by the viewer. For me there is also something about the person’s posture, the hoodie and the paper bag containing perhaps food. I find there are many possibilities for stories contained in this image. These possible stories are something that I enjoy about street photography.

    1. I appreciate feedback such as your as it invites me to reflect upon the elements of the situation that motivated me to press the camera’s shutter. It is also interesting to explore the differences and similarities of the world as I experienced it with the world within the frame. Creating an image from the back, does it invite viewers to ponder a greater variety of stories than those that focus upon the facial features/expressions? Thank you, Arati.

  2. I’m struggling with this one. The challenge is to create a center framed portrait that evokes LONELINESS. I’m not sure I want to ask my family to fake a lonely look and I have no good street photography opportunities living in the suburbs. Any ideas?

    1. I also struggled with this one especially since my family would be resistant and I often find my self anxious about street portraiture in today’s world. Before deciding on this image, I thought about using chess pieces with a pawn in the center with the other pieces—turned away—in a blurred background. Would pets be an interesting subject…dogs do at times look forlorn? Looking forward to your creation!

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this:
close-alt close collapse comment ellipsis expand gallery heart lock menu next pinned previous reply search share star