Focusing on the subject


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Focusing on the subject

In this chapter we are going to take a look at the subject of focusing on the subject within an image and painters have learned to do this through a variety of techniques over time. But even as a photographic image, you can start to do some things before you start painting in order to help the image have more focus on it. In my workshops, I often describe it to students as the actors on a stage. You've got to constantly think about through the process of creating an interpreted photo into a painting, who is the star of the show, who is the actor on the stage.

In this image it's pretty clear that it's this little bench or swing that's hanging down from the tree. There is all this lovely scenery to provide an environment for it, but ultimately that's the star of the show. I shot it so that it's in a darker background. There is a lot of contrast there, so it is one of the brightest things on the image. But I want to do some things to tone down all of this visual noise ...

Focusing on the subject
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Focusing on the subject provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by John Derry as part of the Painter 11 Essential Training

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