On the Edge of Mission: Space

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

How many times have you gotten home or back to your resort room and, when going through your photos, you find distractions around the edges? I used to have a lot until I trained myself to see the around the edges before pressing the shutter button down.

Here’s an example of what I mean. I took this photo of the Mission: Space entrance. You can see at the top of the frame a part of the building and takes away from the rest of the image. You want to eliminate such edge distractions so you do not have to do extra work later like cropping or having to remove the object via software.

Mission Space in Epcot's Future World, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida

Mission Space in Epcot’s Future World with an Edge Distraction.
Nikon D750/16-35VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 180, EV 0, 16mm Focal Length.

In this case, I checked the camera’s LCD screen and noticed the edge distraction. I recomposed the scene by lowering my angle a bit which got the distracton out of the frame.

Mission Space in Epcot's Future World, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida

Mission Space in Epcot’s Future World without the Edge Distraction.
Nikon D750/16-35VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 220, EV 0, 16mm Focal Length.

Get in the habit of checking your edges through the camera’s viewfinder. It will save you time later on.





Scott's "Photographic Innoventions" blog focuses on intermediate to advanced photography concepts and techniques relevant for Point and Shoot and Digital SLR cameras.

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