Chicago dancing man. Canon 5D and 17mm
Chicago dancing man. Canon 5D and 17mm

A realization and new goal in photography:

Never stop striving to make MORE dynamic and MORE powerful photos!

What makes wider angle lenses better?

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Eugene, 2019 #ricohgriii #21mm

My realization:

The reason WHY wider-angle lenses (21mm, 24mm, 28mm) are better is because they force you to get close to your subject matter, the perspective is more intimate– it makes you feel like you’re really there!

Increasing intimacy

Chicago dancing man. Canon 5D and 17mm
Chicago dancing man. Canon 5D and 17mm

The benefit of getting very close to your subject with a wide-angle lens and getting super low:

It makes you feel like you’re really there.

More power!

  • woman hair breeze
  • South Korea Seoul blur
  • smoke flash
  • Chicago dancing man. Canon 5D and 17mm

The goal:

Never stop making MORE POWERFUL imagery!

ERIC


COMPOSITION

In pursuit of making (greater) compositions!


Aesthetics

Downtown LA, 2015 (shot on a Ricoh GR with the fixed-focal 28mm lens)

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Master composition for yourself:

Photography Composition Concepts

Street Photography Composition Tips

Tokyo, 2017
Tokyo, 2017

Photography Composition Tips

Color Theory

Color wheel theory: Dynamic tension between opposing colors.
Color wheel theory: Dynamic tension between opposing colors. Image from CREATIVE EVERY DAY

Learn From the Masters of Composition

Sergio Larrain Compositions
Sergio Larrain Compositions

Dynamic Photography Composition 101

Leading lines. ERIC KIM DYNAMIC COMPOSITION
Leading lines. ERIC KIM DYNAMIC COMPOSITION

Painting Compositions

Vermeer

Dynamic Photography Composition Tips

Chiaroscuro. DYNAMIC LIGHT AND SHADOW. Hanoi, 2016 by ERIC KIM
Chiaroscuro. DYNAMIC LIGHT AND SHADOW. Hanoi, 2016 by ERIC KIM

Composition Theory

Dynamic low angle composition. Tokyo, 2011 by ERIC KIM
Dynamic low angle composition. Tokyo, 2011 by ERIC KIM

Take your composition to the next level:


Street Photography Composition 101

DYNAMIC REFLECTIONS. Man and three reflections by ERIC KIM
DYNAMIC REFLECTIONS. Man and three reflections by ERIC KIM

For distilled lessons on composition, read the free ebook: “The Street Photography Composition Manual.”

Further articles to improve your compositions in photography:

Composition Theory

Chiaroscuro. DYNAMIC LIGHT AND SHADOW. Hanoi, 2016 by ERIC KIM
Woman and door. Chiaroscuro. DYNAMIC LIGHT AND SHADOW. Hanoi, 2016 by ERIC KIM

Learn compositional theory:


Compositional lessons from the masters of art


Composition lectures


Composition pictures/grids

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Golden Diagonal Composition

golden diagonal composition
Golden Diagonal Composition / Kyoto Station, 2018

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