New 52 Week Project: Exploring Composition Week 1 52.2

Welcome back! After a one month hiatus, I will be posting again every Monday, but with a new 52 week project on composition. Unlike last year, where you had to click on the link to advance to the next photographer, this year we have created a website, so you can just click once to see everyone's post, as a collection, in a beautiful mosaic.

Last year’s study of light was an incredible growing experience for all of us. Technically and creatively, we watched as the caliber of our group’s imagery reached new and inspiring heights. As we watched the final weeks pass by, we knew one year was not enough. There is always more to learn and we simply had to take on something new. And so, the broad theme of this year’s P52 is Composition.  We will study geometry and framing, colors and lines, scale and narrative and our hope is that in doing so, our photography will continue to strengthen and grow.

Each week we will post a description of our shooting assignment here in the blog and link to a gallery where you can see all of our images in one place. The mosaic is generated randomly and will look a little different each time you return. You may also continue on to any individual photographer’s website by clicking on her image in the mosaic.

Week 1 Post:

Using Geometric Shapes as Framing Elements.

Be it a girl sitting in a square window or a drip of coffee falling into a circular mug, geometric shapes can be powerful framing tools that add interest and dimension to an image. Please click here to see what we found for our first week of images. Click HERE to see our gallery with everyone's take on Week 1. Click on any image to go to the individual photographer's blog.

Here are my two takes on framing and composition. The first from our recent trip to Duluth at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park and the other from Minneapolis, where I very intentionally tried to capture a layered frame in a frame image. There is the window I am looking at and the reflection of the background and the person walking by.


Duluth Split Rock Lighthouse State Park 52-2-1A

Mill City 52-2-1B