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REMEMBER–PIXELS ARE FREE

REMEMBER–PIXELS ARE FREE

Rebecca Bozarth  attended a session led by DPA Instructor, Ken Ross, at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and beautifully exemplified the old Photo Adage, that “Pixels Are Free” so take as many images as you can, from every angle because you may not have another chance!!

In fact, as we should have guessed, Rebecca is not the typical Digital Photo Academy student. She is a professional photographer in Atlanta, Georgia, who owns her own design company, Fotografia Film & Design www.fotografiafilmanddesign.com.  She is a SCAD Atlanta graduate, and specializes in photography, videography, graphic, and web design. 2
Great opening image with colorful floating orbs in the foreground to anchor the eye of the viewer and lead first to the Chihuly glass structure with adequate attention to the waterfall and of course the magnificent plant lady. The entire scene is upon us without too much focus on a detail or too far away so the impact of the scene is lost.

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Remember, either with your lens or your body or both, get closer. In this case the image is still anchored by the floating orbs but not all 4 and there is greater emphasis on the chihuly AND waterfall. The plant lady is left in the shadows.

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Now after closer go further back. The plant lady is shown in the context of the broader setting and creates a different perspective of the way she dwarfs the Chihuly. Interesting perspective. The colorful flowers in the foreground, green leaves included add a brightness to the overall image and compliment the Chihuly.

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Now back even closer than before to isolate the Chihuly and its relationship to the waterfall, grey stone to accentuate the artwork, with drama added with a shutter speed priority to catch the water in midstream.

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Even closer to allow the viewer to make a comparison

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and closer still. This one would might be favored by Chihuli himself even though a portion of his work is cut off.

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Now an emphasis on the plant lady in a vertical, enabling the viewer to take greater note to the water from the lady’s hand. Chihuly is nice but the image works without its presence too.

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Same notion but this time horizontally and the photographer has a choice as does the viewer of the photo. This time the colorful orbs are missing and it is a study in green, enhancing the focus on the lady’s face and arm.

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Another vertical with some complimentary yellow in the hair and closer look at the face of the lady

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This Chihuly might even be a completely different display but why not add it in to show the Art Deco, opaque whimsy of the man’s creation.

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