Posts Tagged ‘section’

Compositional Attitudes

I’ve been catching some flak about my attitude toward composition.
Some photographers believe that you should first learn and follow rules. I’m not one of those photographers, and I’m not alone.
There was a reply to Photographic Composition: Rules Versus Elements that prompted me to research what other photographers thought about rules of composition.
Here’s one  from a name you may recognize.
“There [...]


The C and O Canal and a wrought iron architectural detail in the Georgetown section of Washington DC

The C and O Canal and a wrought iron architectural detail in the Georgetown section of Washington DC


Exposure And The Ballpark

In terms of metering and exposure:
Matrix, evaluative, and center weighted metering patterns get you into the ballpark in terms of your exposure.
Partial meterring pattern gets you into the section where your seat is located.
Spot metering gets you into the row where your seat is located.
Adjusting your spot meter reading based on your desired tonality gets [...]


Camera Metering Patterns

In order to meter effectively, and to get the tonality and visual information that we want in our images, It’s important to understand how our camera metering patterns work.



Pedestrians, cars and bicyclists at the intersection of 16th Street and Harvard Street NW, Columbia Heights section of Washington, DC

Pedestrians, cars and bicyclists at the intersection of 16th Street and Harvard Street NW, in the Columbia Heights section of Washington, DC. (Sam D'Amico)
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White Furniture And Mirror With Reflection,The Flea Market At Eastern Market, Washington DC

White furniture and a white mirror that is reflecting legs inside The Flea Market At Eastern Market, 7th and C Streets SE, the Hine School Yard, the Capitol Hill section of Washington DC. The market is open every Sunday from 10am to 5pm and features a variety of items displayed by over 100 [...]


Looking Skyward While Seated In A Backyard, Hopelawn, NJ

The edge of an American Flag, a television antenna, white clouds and aircraft contrails make up the view looking skyward while seated in the backyard of a suburban residence in the Hopelawn section of Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. (Sam D'Amico)
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Neon signs and their reflections at night in the Adams Morgan section of Washington, DC

Neon signs and their reflections at night in the Adams Morgan section of Washington, DC. (Sam D'Amico)
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The Black Madonna And Child Photographed Through A Window That Is Reflecting Clouds, Washington, DC.

A depiction of The Black Madonna And Child photographed through a window that is reflecting clouds, Washington, DC. The religious icon is displayed in a storefront located within the 2400 block of 18th. Street NW in the Adams Morgan section of the U.S. Capitol. (Sam D'Amico)
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Rainy Day In Columbia Heights, Washington DC

A red brick apartment building in the Columbia Heights section of Washington DC viewed through a rain covered window. The blue color cast is caused by a camera white balance setting that is lower than the color temperature of the rainy day. (Sam D'Amico)
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