September 7, 2011

Swimmers, Lake Superior, Minnesota

Photograph by Nick Otto, My Shot

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

I love all the empty space around the swimming platform. It shows how the lake is both huge and peaceful. The figures of the people become very small, and what makes the shot is the person jumping from the platform and appearing especially tiny surrounded by all that water.

Photo Tip: Don’t be afraid to have a lot of open space in your photos. Wide open space is as much an element as the objects and subjects in your photos.


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