Intimate insights

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Landscape photography is not just about foreground, middle ground and background and arrangement of the subject falling in these three layers. Sometimes, it gets so intense that it feels like meditation. ‘Intimate landscapes’ is my latest passion and it’s my new found love. Making a concious effort to shoot a portion of the visible landscape is extremely tough especially,if you cannot visualize the scene that you want to show!

Arrangement of elements in the frame is the key to initimates. Visualizing the the scene in the frame will be of prime importance when one intends to make a real good intimate landscape image. Shape, prominence of the subject in the frame, size, geometry, patterns, tones and colors are subset of elements, when put together in a way that it establishes a close relationship between every single pixel in the frame with a sense of ‘close up’ would make a good intimate. Only when it establishes an emotional contact( untill then it’s just a technically perfect photograph but not art! ) with the viewer is when it would make the frame a perfect intimate image.

Tip: Minimalistic composition helps achieving intimacy thus filtering out the ‘noise’ ( thus portraying the essence of what the photographer witnessed and felt looking at the scene ) in the frame which in turn aids in creating a strong intimate art.

Posted By : Pramod Viswanath

 

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