Dramatic moment in IIUM : croping is not a sin, even it is a must -by profesional photographer

Well, hi guys, how are you? It is been a while for us together in this blog. So, i hope you really enjoy to follow this blog.

BACKGROUND
Over last two weeks My hometown, Kuantan was in the middle of anxious situation haunted by the flood. The rain was very heavy with 3-4 days directly non stop. Some areas has been closed and people moved to save place. Please search in youtube with the keyword “banjir kuantan 2013”.

Then, this week, we recieved a warning from the goverment that it will happen again on 18-20 of dec 2013. So, poeple start looking for any phenomenon that will lead to the heavy rain. This was one of it happened on tuesday dec, 17th.

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This photo was taken using cameraphone by my friend @zatimansor.

This photo is really good. Really!! Look at it. It brings the dramatic moment. It shows the phenomenon. Nothings wrong with that photo. I mean, it is fresh. You can feel the scary, cant you?

Although, it is a good shoot, you will not only stop in good, right? You want to show something with not only good but excellent or great. So, just take a minute to think of rule of thirds in composition.

Originally, This photo was shot coz the sky has something to be showed off. So, bring the sky a little bit 2/3 of the frame. Leave 1/3 for the land. Beware for the mosque in the left and the building next to the right.

So, i postprocessed using pixlrexpress. I did croping to adjust the composition. Here is the result,

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So, with croping, you can “correct” the composition and add more impact to the photo.

Or if you still have plenty of time, try to work the scene. Here is the photo i took two steps from my friend (first photo) position. Instead of shooting in landscape mode, i used potrait mode to emphasize the sky.

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