Victor Tulin, the Penryn Camera Club chairman led us through images submitted by members on composition and five-foot photography. Frequently we raise a camera to our eyes (roughly 5ft) or set our tripod at eye level, convenient for the photographer.
Create better images by twisting the camera through 90 degrees or getting up/down to the level of the subject we are taking.
The images various members supplied show how to improve a photo by moving your feet or crouching down. The top image is the first thought, the lower image is avoiding the 5ft trap.
Victor wound up showing the value of some good backgrounds lurking in your library. Twinkle lights in a dark ceiling in this case. Place them behind the subject to hide unavoidable clutter.
Next week is our externally judged “Image of the Year”. Entries must have featured in any competition sometime in the last 12 months so we are in for a treat. Now is an ideal time to join us as we contemplate our calendar for next year. Photographers of any age or ability are welcome. www.penryncameraclub.org.uk