One thing I’ve been noticing with the commitment to regular classes, in this case Photography, is that my skill is rapidly improving. I can see the different every week, and my eye is getting more trained and critical of the images I’ve taken.

The assignment this week is on composition, on how to build the photograph, through the particular choices that the photographer makes on what to include or exclude from the frame.

And this idea of composition with respect to photos is new to me.

I mean, I guess I kinda knew, that the cinematographer decides what to frame, and that each one could be a painting, but I hadn’t spent a lot of time putting it into practice.

Now, I know a little bit about what to do, but my skills are somewhat lacking. I find I’m a little shaky on the camera, and can find seeing through the viewfinder challenging too. I know of someone who takes amazing photos, and they’re almost as new to it as me.

But the practice is helping me get better. And the assignments are forcing some consistency as well.

The pic above was my favorite from the class this last week.