Near Red Island, Scorsby Sound, Greenland. Phase One A-Series with 23mm lens, 1/350 second @ f8, ISO 50
Should you have the main subject in the middle of your photograph? I don't have a problem with the subject in the middle because sometimes that's the best place for it. However, if it stops you automatically putting all of your subjects in the centre, merely because the autofocus points are there, then at least it has you thinking.
What about placing your subject along the centre line. In a horizontal frame, we probably wouldn't think twice about putting the horizon in the middle, so is there a problem with this composition with the two 'centres of interest' vertically aligned, creating an imaginary vertical line right down the centre?
Sailing in Scorsby Sund, Greenland. Photo from the Better-Moments travel photography website.
May I give you a sales pitch for sailing with me on a small wooden schooner in Greenland (and a side-trip to Iceland if you wish) in August/September next year? Our small vessel means the tour is limited to 10 photographers of any skill (including partners), but the location in the sheltered waters of Scorsby Sund is ideal for grand landscape photography on an exceptional scale.
I am travelling with Better-Moments, a travel company in Denmark and my co-leader is experienced Swedish photographer and guide Magnus Elander. Magnus sent me a satelitte photo a month or so ago of Scorsby Sund (Sound) and it looked simply amazing - as you can see below.
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