Look for the breathing room

Breathing room is a photographer’s best friend.

Breathing room is the area in the image where not much is happening.

By having more of your frame dedicated to “not much going on”, you allow the “where something is happening” to speak louder.

This is at the heart of Finding Beauty.

 

How do you create breathing room?

The answer is to see compartments of color, texture or pattern, and shape in your scene.

Here are some questions to guide you:

  1. Is where something is happening isolated to one area or is it spread all over?
  2. How much of the frame is filled with “something happening” vs. “not much going on”?
  3. How great is the contrast between the two?

 

 

Why is contrast important?

The eye automatically goes to the area of highest contrast. There are many forms of contrast, including:

  • color
  • texture
  • shape
  • value (light versus dark)
  • sharpness (sharp versus blur)
  • solid versus pattern

The trick is to either contain or minimize the contrast. Then place compartments strategically within your frame.

Are you ready to start seeing the world differently?

Finding Beauty will open your eyes. This is THE course that will take your photography to a new level!

Not only will your images get simplified, your compositions will get stronger!

 

WHAT BRYAN PETERSON SAYS ABOUT BRIT HAMMER

“I rarely speak out with this level of enthusiasm for any of our instructors because ALL of our instructors are equally great in teaching their individual craft, so why have I chosen to call attention to one of our instructors, Brit Hammer? Simply because of Brit’s ability to transform each of her students’ vision from good to great consistently, time and time again; in part because of her insightful lessons, but I can say unequivocally that Brit’s greatest strength is her in depth and disarming critique style of each student’s weekly assignments. It is the most often comment I receive from BPSOP students: ‘Brit’s critiques were the greatest value in this course. The assignments were great, BUT the critiques were by far the most valuable!’ 

In closing, if you have yet to take a class from Brit, consider filling the ‘void’ with the best opportunity to grow your photography in ways you have perhaps never imagined!” — Bryan F. Peterson


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“I just wanted to thank you for another wonderful class. I have to confess that each week when I read the new assignment, my first reaction was mild panic and a deep certainty that I would not be able to produce anything worthwhile that fit within the parameters you had set. But before I knew it, the ideas started to flow, and I quickly became obsessed (no, that isn’t too strong a word!) with exploring the possibilities. I can honestly say that the photos I produced in response to your assignments are among my favorites. Thanks for bringing out a creative side I didn’t know I had!”

Barbara Geiger
Understanding Color

“Thank you so very much for this course! It’s allowed me to take the blinders off and present my images for what I want them to be without being a slave to the “reality” of the camera. I would also add that in conjunction with your printing course, this has been the most useful course I’ve ever taken. Your notes are more than comprehensive and your comments and critiques are direct, clear, and always directed to the improvement of the art.”

Bill
After the click

” I want to thank you for this class and for your patience and availability to answer all of my questions. I have learned very much through this class. I have used LR in the past, but mostly for editing images. I now have a better grasp in the organization of my images, an even better understanding of editing images, and an understanding of the value of presets. I still have a lot to learn, but this has put me on the road to be able to improve my photography. Again, thank you! ”

Dale Yates
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