Zoom, Framing, Composition

I bought a nice camera a few years ago.  I studied photography by myself with the help of some photography books.  I stick with basics still.  Rule of thirds, appropriate depth of field and so on…

I went to the beach today and snapped some photos.  Some of them came out good but not others.  I can not make up my mind about which shot I like the best.

A:

B:

or C:

The fisherman clearly disappears more the wider I make the shot.  I guess that if I wanted the fisherman to be the focus of attention then one of the closer shots would be best.  I know that I mentioned rule of thirds above and didn’t stick to it so well in these shots but such is life.

I need some help with my photography.  Some of my best shots just achieve a visceral feeling.  I can’t describe why I like it, I just do.  Some other shots that I take I can describe clearly why I like them.  Should I be able to explain what makes a photo good?

The same is true in reverse.  Some photos are just bad.  I don’t know why but I just don’t like them.  Others are bad but I know why.  I like to use those as learning experiences.  I see what mistakes I feel I am making so that I don’t make them again in the future.  I find that when I can slow down and take my time, I get better shots.  When I am travelling, like I was today, I dont always have time to “think” about the shot before I take it.

I guess what I am asking you is:

  1. Which shot do you like best and why?
  2. What do you do to help take better pictures faster?

Thanks!

King-Yo!

One Comment to “Zoom, Framing, Composition”

  1. Adriana 24 February 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    thanks for share!