I've not been on my blog for a while. It's been a busy week while I was in Glencoe conducting a Photo-workshop. I'm in the process of writing a little book about composition and thought, that it might be fun to show some diagrams from the proof copy.
I think composition is key to making great images.
There are certain subconscious rules that we employ - we're not really fully aware of why we choose a composition - it just feel's 'right'. Being too aware, I feel, may make you a more competent photographer, but it won't make you a great one.
There has to be a sense of engagement in the photos you are making.
Making a good photo is easy. Making a great one requires for you to look for that extra special something in the landscape. And that only happens when you're fully engaged.