To be able to complete this exercise, I visited Italy. Well, not exclusively for that, I really wanted to go on a skiing holiday anyway. This was my second time cruising down the slopes and I though I can manage this with the camera in my hand – more precisely around my neck – and hoping we can both survive. The gorgeous location is Selva di Val Gardena, South Tyrol, Italy. The last two images were taken in Tenerife, yes… another holiday!
I chose to do the majority of the images landscapes as we often shoot in horizontal format, I thought it would be interested to find out how they will work as a vertical composition.
Surprisingly, most of them did work. Those that I found more comfortable to look at the horizontal position were captured the slopes from the side, therefore horizontally (Picture 2., 3., 5., 7. and 9.). I found myself positioning the subject lower than the centre (Picture 2., 13., 15., and 20.) so I tried to create different compositions drawing the attention to the top corners of the frame (Picture 5., 6., 10., 18. and 19.) I noticed that the vertical compositions are creating a greater sense of depth as it’s inevitably includes more of the foreground.
Thanks to this exercise I will be more aware of my choices how to frame my subject in order to create more interesting photographs.