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© Eddie Soloway
© Eddie Soloway
Creative Backgrounds - Surround the subject with beauty
Sometimes the background in a photograph is a much larger area than the subject, and if used well can create the atmosphere for the entire image. "Iris Dreams" was made by focusing on just a single flower petal while also selecting a very open aperture (such as f2 to f5.6). With a wide aperture, the flowers in the background went out of focus, giving the entire photograph a dreamy quality... more
 
© Peter Guttmann
© Peter Guttmann
Create PERSPECTIVES that catch the eye
By locating a rare high-rise promontory on Holland's pancake-flat polders, the striking precision of planted rows of floral color emerge. These visual rhythms would virtually disappear at an ordinary eye-level height. A bicyclist adds a cultural and dramatic aspect to the ordered geometry of the scented plains... more