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Weekly photo challenge: Object



Simon Bray said that the subject had to be the strongest element of the shot, even thought it might not take up the majority of the frame.

It is true, although fill the frame is one of the famous rules in photography, but sometimes rules are meant to be broken, aren’t they?

Note: find this image on my instagram id @adinaphotographs


Less is more : get creative

It is minimalist photography. Try to simplify your pics. Keeping simple picture doesn’t mean to make it dull and boring. By emphasizing with strong shadows, contrasting colors, line, geometric pattern, lone subject, etc to create stronger image.




Creativity is a must in here. By understanding the concept of composition, such as rule of thirds, framing, filling the frame, leading line, etc will help to create something unique which only can be determined subjectively. Simon Bray said that the subject has to be the strongest element of the shot, even though it may not take up the majority of frame. “Rules are meant to be broken, aren’t they?”



Viewpoint.  Sometimes common subject in common place but different way of looking at it, will give the “ouch” impact.


So, keep your eyes open and work the subject

1. -by simon bray

#killerminimal @adinaphotographs


Live in instagram

It’s a long..long time that iam not here…actually since 9th of january 2014. Where i was? Yes, instagram.

Iam trying to understand the meaning of signing up instagram and signing in as @adinaphotographs. Seriously, before this, i thought instagram only for people to be narcism. I mean like this, “grab your phone and take yourself pics as wierd as you can and as much as you can or put your second by second daily life. No hard feeling, guys. You may do all of that, but that was my thought. Please forgive me guys.

Suprisingly, i was wrong, and i feel sorry to myself.

Instagram is not just a social media. You know what i mean. However, it is a tool to create arts. For me that already fallin love in photography, instagram is a quite difference experience. I can express myself authentically and communicate at the moment with others to help me understand the significant moment to be there, instagram.

Even, to know much more how to live in instagram, i bought this book


Love it so much.. i will not instagraming with blindness again. Even, i found a nice person there @waddy722. His name is Pete. Hi Pete!

From him, i really understand that instagram it is not only about how awesome your pics are, but how you communicate with others. It is not only about how many like, or follower you get, but also how you can learn something from others. Thank you so much, my friend.

Alright then, few tips for instagraming that i succesfully extract from #garyveynerchuk #jabjabjabrighthook book.

(1) username is matter here. Try to use the same username with your other social media. Like me @adinaphotographs is the same name with my blog here. So people can find you easily in this noisy social media.

(2)use your content to express yourself authentically, not commercially. Oh, i love this statement. “Thanks gary!!”

(3) go crazy with your hashtags but dont go too crazy. I agree that hashtags are the doorway for people to really find you, but you dont want to set too many doors in your house, right? It’s ridiculous.

(4) try to setup a strong right hook with a great content, instead of post too many piece of junk. Try not to be a spammer. Do jabs by putting great comments instead of “nice one, awesome, great pics, etc”. Interact with them and appreciate the social behavior.

So, it is all until now…