September 14, 2011

Climbing Wall, Singapore

Photograph by Poh Siang Seah, My Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow

There are many different ways to shoot sports. This image is so boldly graphic that if we didn’t know they were climbers, we might think we were looking down on them as "crawlers." That the photographer chose to shoot it absolutely straight on, keeping the lines perfectly straight and parallel, only emphasizes the quirky shapes of the climbers themselves. I love that he places the three climbers to the far right, which also adds to the sense of humor of the image.

Photo Tip: Sports photography doesn’t always have to be wildly dramatic; try using bold graphic elements where possible.

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