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What Catches Your Eye?

By Pattyhankins @PattyHankins

Sometimes when people see me out photographing, they ask me how I know when I’ve captured what I wanted in a photo. They’ll often see me try several compositions for a photo and then all of a sudden realize I’m done and ready to go look for something else.

Most of the time I do know which of the compositions I’ve photographed will be the one I share and often I even know which image I’ll be editing even before I download the photos from my camera. I know this because as I’ve composed my photo – I think about what it was that caught my eye as I looked at a scene. And by reviewing my photos in the field, I know I’ve got what I want.

I recently recorded a video that talks about how I use traditional photographic concepts to show what interested me as I took a photo and how I use them to share the beauty with others.

If you find the information in this video helpful, then sign up for my monthly series of photo tips which are designed to help you take better photos with the camera gear you already have. You can sign up at When you sign up, you’ll be able to download my report on Understanding Your Camera Dial, which explains the four basic exposure modes available on most cameras.

Take care,

What Catches Your Eye?

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