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Photographer's Note

Photography for Beginners
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Updated 208-9-21. I always find fishing boats anywhere in the world to be colorful and good subject for photography. Challenge is to find a good point of view (POV) to compose a nice shot. Naturally some of you may not be aware of Rule of Thirds in composition for photography. In another series perhaps I would provide some useful links for that topic of reading.

When shooting in bright day, avoid over exposed sky like this one. Camera setting would be one way to do it. Point the focus on the sky would reduce the glare but might darken the boats, so strike a balance or try each and test what mistakes could be made. It is always difficult to shoot against light. So try shooting the same thing with variations of settings and focus points. No better way than learning from mistakes. Your best shot and its result will tell you what went wrong with the spoiled ones.

Early morning normally gives calm still reflection. Late afternoon may give warm light condition. Finding something interesting beside just the boats could be another way of variation in your style, for example, a boatman taking a bath using river water (sometimes that happened). Some trees in the foreground could also be nice. Knowing this place and location now, I would choose late afternoon to shoot.

Abbreviations used that you may not know
POV=point of view
DOF=depth of field
TFS=thanks for sharing
OE=over exposed
UE=under exposed
FG=foreground
BG=background
CU=close up

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Caught my attention on a cloudy day. Colorful fishing vessels berthed just behind financial and commercial centers of the city, preparing to go out to sea again.

As I am new, your comments and critiques are all welcome.

Happy viewing! Thanks!
Bill

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