Why I decided to go solohttps://www.vonbjeldbak.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/image-of-brian-von-bjeldbak-DSC_8470-1.jpg1024819Brian von BjeldbakBrian von Bjeldbakhttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/25a93584b814ed11b2b6349c2c175a95?s=96&d=mm&r=g
The cooperation between people relies on mutual trust. To put more and more people into the group workshops and hire less experienced teachers doesn’t exactly rise the quality of the education.
I have decided to work on my own. This is why I only offer one-to-one workshops at the moment. Quality first.
Another Point of Viewhttps://www.vonbjeldbak.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/image-of-von-bjeldbak-workshop-P7151483-1.jpg19201280Brian von BjeldbakBrian von Bjeldbakhttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/25a93584b814ed11b2b6349c2c175a95?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Usually, I make sure that my subjects are off-center in the image but this image is an example of “knowing the rules and breaking them”.
My composition works because the two persons in the center are sharp and there is some balancing “weight” in both sides of the worn, blurred glass.
The eye on the Beachhttps://www.vonbjeldbak.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/picture-of-von-bjeldbak-photography-workshop-P9031928-1920.jpg19201440Brian von BjeldbakBrian von Bjeldbakhttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/25a93584b814ed11b2b6349c2c175a95?s=96&d=mm&r=g
This composition is very different to most of the other images, I create. I call it the Snail House Geometry.
The human eye is first attracted to the contrast between the sharp light inside the ring and the dark colour of the ring. From there, the eye is lead to the main motif, being the two persons inside the shape of the ring. Furthermore, the ring has a prominent size and wraps the persons, leading focus to them.
Even though the ring takes up a great part of the image, it’s unsharp. Beacause the human eye by nature searches for something sharp to focus on, attention is automatically brought the sharp persons. The sky inside the ring is lighter than the persons but since it’s undefinable and not focusable, it’s merely a contrast to the dark persons og thereby helps to define the contours.
Contradictions in an image is always good: here we have black and white. The contrast is very sharp.
The image was taken on the beach of Nr. Vorupør, Thy, a part of the coast called “Cold Hawaii” by the surfers.
Ghost Riderhttps://www.vonbjeldbak.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/bresson-cartier-composition-P2181081.jpg19201440Brian von BjeldbakBrian von Bjeldbakhttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/25a93584b814ed11b2b6349c2c175a95?s=96&d=mm&r=g
A very minimalistic scene with white surfaces and a contrasty subject (the bicyclist).
At first, the human catches the brightest point, being the stairs and the right surface towards the driving lane. Those points take up quite a bit of the entire image, which makes them a significant part of the motif, but because all leading lines lead towards the bicyclist, he gets to be the main motif.
Contradictions in an image is always good: here we have white and black. The contrast is very sharp.
The shutterspeed was 1/20 sec., which makes the bycyiclist blurry. It gives the viewer a perception of speed and also a bit of mystery, since his body, face and the contour of the bicycle itself isn’t clear.
The scene was shot in Aarhus, Denmark.
OLYMPUS OM-D E‑M10 Mark II, 14-42mm II R, 1/20 f/10 @ISO200
Divine Lighthttps://www.vonbjeldbak.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/image-of-leading-lines-composition-P9112075.jpg19201440Brian von BjeldbakBrian von Bjeldbakhttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/25a93584b814ed11b2b6349c2c175a95?s=96&d=mm&r=g
A great scene from a metro station in Hamburg: a young couple walking down the stairs, wrapped in the natural light from above.
The human eye always search for the brightest spot, in this particular image detecting the young couple. The escalators form the leading lines, which again lead to the young couple. The center line of the stairs also leads to the young people. There’s no way you can avoid looking at the subjects. This is what I mean when I say: “Bring your subject(s) in focus!”
Unfortunately only a few people think of this when clicking the button. Just take a look at Instagram.
On the other hand, that’s what provides jobs for us professionals
OLYMPUS OM-D E‑M10 Mark II, 14-42mm II R, 1/125 f/3.5 @ISO800
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