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Image Review: Promenade

Lesson 36 from: Mastering the Art of Photography

Chris Weston

Image Review: Promenade

Lesson 36 from: Mastering the Art of Photography

Chris Weston

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36. Image Review: Promenade

Chris takes a step forward to remove a foreground distraction and open up the visual journey.


Class Trailer

Class Introduction - Three Steps To Creative Photography


Firing The Creative Mind - Part 1: The Camera Points Both Ways


Firing The Creative Mind - Part 2: Letting Go Of Judgement


Firing The Creative Mind - Part 3: Detaching From Outcomes


Practicing Mindfulness In Photography


Finding The Visual Narrative


Behind-the-scenes: Naples


Seeing Beneath The Surface Of Things


Lesson Info

Image Review: Promenade

Kevin Shot Promenade reminds me of my hometown A like his use of black and white, which takes me back in time to a period when promenades lined by beach huts, as we see here, were prevalent in British holiday culture. There is very little I would necessarily change with this shot. But the main change, I would suggest, makes a big difference that Ballard is a barrier. Every time I I wants to move forward in the direction the white lines want to leave me, I stopped at the Ballard. If we could go back to the moment the image was taken, I'd have stepped forward a couple of feet, so I was in front of it, which would open up the space in front. So the eye flows through the image space unimpeded as I've attempted to replicate here by cloning out the Ballard. It's a very small adjustment in camera position, but I think it makes all the difference to the visual narrative of the image. Perhaps the other thing I would have done is wait just a moment to press the shutter. So the walker passing by ...

the benches in clear space that separation between Walker and bench just removes an element of distraction in terms of processing, I might add a bit of contrast, although that really comes down to personal taste. And I would think about a mile vignette which draws the eye in and helps lead it in the direction the composition is taking. It a great example. I think of paying a lot of attention to the small details that can add the final few percent.

Ratings and Reviews

Gary Hook

Wow, what a wonderful journey. I love the concept of telling a story with one's photos and as I go through past images, I'm seeing them in a much different perspective. That's the good news, The bad? The lost opportunities I never 'saw' before; however that is a good thing. There is so much to internalize with the material so that it can get out of the head and into the 'heart'. I also found the concept really helps me with composition, both in camera and post. Biggest take away, as Chris underscored in his closing, is to slooooow down, take the time and feel it. Don't be so quick to leave one scene as there remain other aspects, yet to be discovered. A great experience that I truly enjoyed Thank you


I loved this course - in particular the latter part of it in which he demonstrated how post processing lets you really tell the story of the image. Another fabulous course. Thanks Chris & thanks Creative Live.

Abdullah Alahmari

Thanks a lot to mr. Chris Weston This course is great and It is a 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 course for me. Beside the other course ( mastering photographic composition and visual storytelling) both courses are Complementing to each other and highly recommended.

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