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  • PhotoAbility Image Selection Guide V 1.02 PhotoAbility 2012

    Photo Composition Guide

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    A good imageA picture is worth a thousand words.......A good image

    Has emotional appealIs well composedHas spontaneity

    Key elements of a good imageLightingEnvironment/ location ColourTalentEmotional appeal Engaging subject matter Spontaneity Composition & scale

    Good LightingAdds drama and emphasis to the subjectCreates moodStrengthens the compositionEnhances the experience

    A Good LocationEngagesInspiresMotivatesInvites

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    ColourGives life and energyCreates moodEnhances the sense of placeColours should reflect the natural surroundings

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    TalentLook for shots with real people they should be authentic, welcoming, engaging, inviting.Do not over stage shots so that they look posed or artificialTake shots of people with a disability on their own, with friends or partners and in groupsAvoid modelling type images

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    Emotional AppealEngage the viewer and stimulate them to want to know more.Demonstrates immersionTells a storyInspires and motivateBreaks through preconceptions

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    Engaging Subject MatterSometimes you need to look a bit harder to find a picture that the viewer cant ignoreCombines and contrasts elementsFinds the story in the detailCan be a bit unusual

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    Composition GuideComposition makes or breaks a photoA photo has to draw the eye through itIt has to have a contextIt has to have a sense of placeAbove all else it must convey a message and captivate the viewer.

    Rule of ThirdsThe most common mistake in photography is to put the subject into the centre of the frame. The eye is immediately draw to that subject and does not then explore the depth of the picture, as a result the photo can appear flat and lifeless.A photograph should be imagined as being cut into thirds in both directions. The subject of the photo should be placed on one of the four intersecting points.The horizon, or natural scenery breaks should be placed on one of the two horizontal third lines, not across the centre of the picture.

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    Action ShotsAction shots should follow the rule of thirds.Place the subject at one of the four intersection points.The direction of travel should then follow the diagonal line to the opposite intersection.This draws the eye through the photograph and creates a sense of involvement.

    Framing a ContextA photo should have a sense of purpose and context.It must be recognizable and the eye should be drawn from the subject into the background.

    Create a Sense of Drama - Get in ClosePhotography is about involvement and captivating interest.Sometimes the background is clutter and doesnt provide a context.The whole activity doesnt need to be captured, and can often result in a boring or static image.Dont be afraid to get in close or experiment to create dramatic effects.Even in these cases the rule of thirds creates balance in the image, in the example the rear wheel and helmet provide the anchor points and the riders torso the balancing line.

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    Commercial Photography LegalitiesCommercial photography differs greatly from images that may be used for personal use or social networking. As the images are being sold and used in a commercial context then everyone with an inter-est in the photo must be protected.

    CopyrightThe copyright of all photographs resides with the photographer regardless of whether he was paid for the assignment or not, unless there is an assignment of copyright agreement.Any photo offered for sale must be offered by the copyright owner only.

    People appearing in photos.Unlike social networks, commercial photos cannot contain any person, who is identifiable, without their express written permission. This normally takes the form of a model or talent release. A proforma document is available for download at http://www.photoability.net/contributions.html.

    Photos taken on private or public propertyMost private property and some national parks and other open spaces have restrictions on photography for commercial purposes. You should check with the property owner before conducting a commercial photoshoot. A property release proforma document is also avail-able at http://www.photoability.com.au/contributions.html

    Logos, brand names and clothingThe maximum value for a photograph is obtained when it appeals to the widest possible audience of commercial clients. Many bags, clothing items, wheelchairs and even props like wine bottles have manufacturers logos or brand names on them. Where possible it is better to shoot photographs that do not contain any visible brand names or logos. It is far easier to remove the items before the shoot than in post production.

    Upload and sell your portfolio with PhotoAbilityYour photograph(s) can be used in marketing, media, and advertising campaigns used by such entities as resorts, cruise lines, vacation properties, travel venues, home communities, tourism bureaus, lifestyle products, corporate employers and more! Media and advertising professionals, web/graphic designers, as well as small and large companies will purchase photos from stock photo libraries to represent their or their clients message and image.

    To upload your images go to http://photoability.net/contributions.html

    There you can register as a photographer and upload your photos.

    Our two prefered methods are:Our easy upload facility orOur YouSendit drop box