If It’s Not Working With, It’s Probably Working Against
Hopefully you all have enjoyed the workshop so far and there's one bit of advice that I want to give you all, which is actually a word of advice that I got from a mutual friend of ours and matt at one point it was actually while he was teaching some of our employees and and he said something that really stuck to me he said if something's not working with your composition it's working against it and it was a very black and white approach to basically what should be in a photograph and what should not be and that there was no gray area and when I first heard it, I was like, uh I don't know if I agree with that, but then as I got to thinking about it is coming, yeah, that makes sense just because and you could tell me if you agree or not, but it made sense because in a photograph if I'm shooting, say, a couple and there's some trees behind them and there's one tree that I don't really like but I don't really mind it either. Well, if it's not helping my composition, then it probably is det...
racting from it and my composition be that much better if it didn't have it in there and it could really apply to anything in the image if it's not helping it most likely is becoming something that's attracting I mean, I kind of like that idea. It simplifies everything. I don't know that I would chop down that tree that was in your way. I might shift over a little more environment, right? Let's be green, please. But I do like that. If I could just think about it as do be intentional. Do I like it? Is it there for a reason? Otherwise, why have it at all? Yeah. And we kind of thought about the same thing in choosing our background behind us. I mean, when we were planning it, it was like, well, if if one of these objects really isn't helping out, we probably should remove it from the scene. Otherwise, what is it doing there? Right what's the point, same with all this stuff right here, which these didn't even do anything didn't help us. I know, but they look good. They did look a and there's three of them. So it and I'm going to touch them right now. Just I've done something they've been used. Bottom third alright, guys, we'll see you guys at the next one.
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