I went for a stroll around my local area and tried to identify examples of composition techniques in everyday items.
Here I used the tram lines to lead the eye to the approaching tram. The strong contrast of the metal against the stark concrete draws your eye towards the tram following the lines of the track. I tired to use a urban setting for this rather than a jetty or a classic road shot.
For the V-shape image i saw a pocket of sunlight highlighting the roofline of the buildings while keeping the bottom alley in darkness. I was quite unsure before this exercise what and how the v could be used. But at this moment i could see a definite V-shape. This is definitely making me strive for different compositions and finding this in my everyday genre.
The L-Shape was the hardest for me to see when framing my shots. There are L's everywhere but i think subconsciously i was overlooking them. I like this one as it a little crooked and quite bold against the grey background.
Diagonals is another one the is at almost every corner and everywhere we look. Its amazing how with the right post processing you can turn some tiles into quite a pleasing image.
David Clarke is a South East Queensland based Internationally published photographer specialising in the fast paced world of motorsport photography.