Bettina Hansen

photojournalism in musing and pictures

Encanto Pool

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Today I was trying to work on composing better wide shots. They are more difficult than they look. It is so much easier to isolate moments with longer glass.

Unfortunately, even though these were my favorite from the take, they picked a closeup of a little girl laughing in the pool; go figure.


Written by bettinahansen

July 31, 2008 at 1:20 am

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  1. i love the diving ones. really cool! i want one of me swimming. that would be weird to look at


    July 31, 2008 at 7:35 am

  2. ok,So the one with the 2 kids in the shallow part of the pool, great wide image. I like kind of what it means, 2 kids and the #2, a baby pool only 2 feet deep, and a baby, shallow pool – small number – small number of people in the pool. Just many cool connections and done very well to bring them together!

    Jeffrey Lowman

    July 31, 2008 at 11:41 am

  3. I like Jeff’s explanation sometimes Im dense and I dont even see that, I like the last one for a story about dangerous diving in pools :)


    July 31, 2008 at 3:33 pm

  4. My favorite is definitely the last shot but I appreciate Jeff’s explanation of the wide shot with the #2. It seems to me that isolating moments in a wide shot is all about simple and clean compositions, which it looks like you mastered in this shoot. For example, in the first and last shots the lines of the diving board and the railing bring your eyes directly to the subject and the subject is up against a clean solid blue sky. very nice.


    August 3, 2008 at 8:00 pm

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