FRAMES: Photo Challenge #49: Corner Composition

With the return of Larry from vacation (well at least I think he has returned from vacation, even though I have yet to cross paths with him in the office for the past few days) it’s time to return to the photo challenges! Whoo!

There is no denying that composition and subject matter are the most important things in photography. But composition can make even the most visually uninteresting things really jump out of the frame and make the viewer pause and scrutinize the image.

This week’s challenge if you choose to accept it is: Corner Composition.

Now I don’t think that “corner composition” is really a technical term but that’s what I call it so I want to see your best photo that depicts your subject or point of interest in the corner (or corners) of your frame. The subject matter is up to you. Your camera choice is up to you (iPhone vs DSLR etc).

DEADLINE for entries will be April 23rd. so that gives you plenty of time to get out there and shoot some fresh photos with this technique. Rules and regulations will be posted at the end of this entry and if you have any questions or problems uploading the photos just shoot me an email at mreid@kitsapsun.com

***Your name (real life not email handle) MUST MUST MUST MUST be located somewhere on your entry since stand-outs will be chosen and published in an upcoming edition of the Kitsap Sun.

Here are a few from my archives to get you thinking:

Halle Whorrall heads the ball into the net during Varsity Girls Soccer practice at Bremerton Memorial Stadium. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

Department of Fish and Wildlife Officer Dustin Prater carries a bear decoy and a frozen bear paw down the trail after a training exercise with his Karelian bear dog named Spencer at the Banner Forest in Port Orchard on Thursday, March 22, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

Fellow members laugh as Karl Grahn, 82, tells a humorous story about his time as a member of the Sons of Norway in Bremerton. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

Five-month-old Marina Hanna sits snuggled in her carries as she and her grandmother Vicki Hanna take a rainy walk along Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island on Wednesday, December 28, 2011. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Skyler Tiefer, 10, was recognized by Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue on Monday for his quick thinking during a fire in late October that likely saved the structure and his wheelchair-bound grandmother. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

Kyle Erickson, 14, carries the cross during the 20th. annual Crosswalk in Port Orchard on Friday, April 6, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

Kassandra Parsons,12, tries to move through a maze of bungee cords that were supposed to depict laser beams without touching them during the Kid’s Camp Deployment on Thursday April 5,  2012 at Island Lake Camp. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

Patrick Neal, 6, and fellow scouts and troop leaders remove the money adorning the walls of Fat Smitty’s restaurant in Discovery Bay on Saturday, January 28, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

An emotional Pam McNeil, owner of Scandia Farm and Garden, wipes her eyes after taking a look inside of her new farm stand. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

Perched on top of a roof, Mark Neal trims the fronds of a palm tree at a friend’s home near Fifth Street and Chester in Bremerton. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

Friends (front to back)  Lamya Justice, 12, Aniya Hinnant, 12, Brittany Hattrich, 14, and Ajaden Webb, 9, roll down the sidewalk on skateboards near Renaissance Alternative High School in West Bremerton. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

A cowboys is silhouetted against the sunset during the first night of the Kitsap County Stampede. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

Gary Purcell, of Missoula Montana, feeds the seagulls a few loaves of bread from the boat launch dock in Port Orchard. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

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***To recap: Every week or so we will post a new photography “challenge” to help build on all of our current photography skills and to encourage everyone to get out and get shooting (cameras not guns). While we encourage you to shoot the challenge in the week that it is assigned, we will however accept entries taken prior to the challenge assignment date.

When you’ve got your favorite shot, login to the Kitsap Sun Your Media Site (if you don’t already have a login, you can quickly set it one up) or click the “Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge Entries” button over there on the right side of the page and upload your image to the Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge Channel (the channels run along the left hand side of the page, again if you can’t seem to get it into the channel just upload it normally and send me an email and we’ll move it).

3 thoughts on “FRAMES: Photo Challenge #49: Corner Composition

  1. Is this sort of like that “rule of thirds”, but we’re using the corners instead of the intersections?

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