Not that I’m in an aviation or aircraft pattern, but my photo shoot excerpt this week is again planes. Ironically enough, I was going through the “Shack” photo shoot and forgot I took a number of pictures of the airplanes parked at the Goodyear Airport (Goodyear, Arizona – western suburb of Phoenix). The airport does a lot of refurbishing work on aircraft and parks a number of them around the property while they are being worked on and for older planes, to have the spare parts available. With the dry climate, makes for a great place to store them. Where I am going with all of this is not the planes, but how to make pictures you have taken a little more interesting if you’re thinking of using them for interior design. The first picture is the original shot. (I wasn’t kidding….there are a lot of aircraft parked there…this is just a small portion of them.)
So I took that shot and cropped it into a more interesting shape to focus the eye on the planes and the Sierra Estrella Mountain Range in the background.
Just reshaping the print and puling the focus in on what you are trying to display, changes the dynamics of the shot. I love B&W photography, so I took it another step further….
Totally different picture.
Let’s take one more….the original shot:
You can tell that the front plane is used for parts as it’s missing engines…
This photograph cropped….
Not dramatically different, but cleaned up to keep the eye focused where you want it to. And then finally the black and white version…
I use this technique of cropping and changing to black and white to create more interest in a photograph specifically if it’s being used to adorn an office or office suite. Just some thoughts!
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