This week we are discussing how watching a movie can help improve your photography. The movie we are watching this week is "The Sound of Music", and the aim of this exercise is to focus on composition and lighting so watch the movie with the sound turned off.
To take part in this exercise all you need to do is watch the first hour by Friday, March 16th, and post your comments on Twitter using the hash tag #Soundofmusic. Pay special attention to the images that are used as the opening credits begin to show on the screen. Notice the composition of each image. If you're a portrait or wedding photographer pay special attention after the opening credits end and the camera enters the monastery for the first time. This section is very powerful with striking images. As you watch, ask yourself where the camera is and notice the use of light and shadow, angles and composition.
You can watch this movie 15 min. at a time each day or the entire hour at once. It is totally up to you but make sure to take notes of images that stand out to you and post your comments on Twitter.
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