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Creating Scale

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© John Bentham

Rivers, streams, and lakes are great subjects. Unlike ocean views with big waves and crashing surf, smaller bodies of water offer more intricate, delicate and layered elements to create a photograph. Keeping foliage and trees in your frame provides shadows, scale, definition and reflections on the water, making a much more complex and more interesting photograph. Through a pretty girl into frame and you cant miss. Water itself becomes a lens of sorts, distorting objects in it. The woman’s body, and especially her feet in the foreground, become distorted by the water, adding more intrigue to the shot.

 


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