Oxford School of Photography

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Making better pictures by closing your eyes

Gerry van der Walt over at Photo-Africa has an interesting technique that he teaches to his students to help them discover the point of interest in their images or where to find it in a scene. He calls it ‘discovering the visual mass’. His suggestion is that when looking at a picture, or a picture to be close your eyes, when you open them again the thing that you look at first is your point or visual mass. Interesting idea, here is the full article

We like Gerry’s practical approach to teaching photography and you might want to look at some of his other tutorials, we have featured some here and there are more on his site

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