Is there a priorities list?

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    Centre of Interest, since if you don't have one, it is not worth taking the photo and all the technical stuff won't help either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron View Post
    Centre of Interest, since if you don't have one, it is not worth taking the photo and all the technical stuff won't help either.

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    Hmm, how exactly would you describe a centre of interest? What, for you, constitutes this? I see the criticism no centre of interest quite often on such boards, however, the comment is rarely, if ever, supported with any clear explanation of what this means. Can you expand a little?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Berg View Post
    Hmm, how exactly would you describe a centre of interest? What, for you, constitutes this? I see the criticism no centre of interest quite often on such boards, however, the comment is rarely, if ever, supported with any clear explanation of what this means. Can you expand a little?
    The composition of the photo is supposed to lead the eye into the image toward the subject or centre of interest. If there is no subject/centre of interest to attract the eye then the eye wanders around the image and quickly loses interest. The centre of interest is also the reason for taking the photo in the first place. It can be a person, flower, object, animal, building, statue, rock formation, etc. but there is a differentiation between a background and a centre of interest.

    A sunset for example can be a good background, but that is all it is, without a centre of interest. This usually means something vertical in the foreground such as the silhouette of a hunter or fisherman, an island, cliff, rock formation, beach furniture,...there are all kinds of possibilities.

    Even in compostion, a path may lead into the image but it should be leading the viewer's eye toward your subject or centre of interest. To put it a little differently, the viewer needs to have some visual reason as to why his eye should follow the path.

    A weak photo is one with no subject or centre of interest and this often applies to scenics. The objective of most photographers is to attract the eye of the viewer and this cannot be done without a subject or centre of interest.

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