In these Limit Yourself posts, I’m going to take one element of picture making and suggest you pare it down to the minimum and see what happens.
We are all given thousands of choices every day, and even with photography there are so many ways to take a particular scene or image that sometimes it’s hard to decide what is best.
For the first topic, I suggest limiting yourself to one or two picture elements and try to take as may different set-ups and compositions as you can. See how each changes the mood or feeling of the picture.
Initally, I started off with rather too many elements:
Here’s what I did with just two pieces of paper and a couple of feathers:
[Feathers to the Left – they were different sizes, so I knew I wanted to accentuate the asymmetry]
[Diagonal and slanted backwards – this limits depth of field whilst still retaining the diagonal]
In the end, I decided to go with this composition for Day #741. It’s just my personal preference, but it was worth experimenting to see which I liked best.
Why not have a go at limiting yourself too?