Take a good number of shots, composing each shot within a single section of the viewfinder grid.
Don’t bother about the rest of the frame! Use any combination of
grid section, subject and viewpoint you choose.
When you review the shots, evaluate the whole frame, not just the part you’ve composed.
For this exercise I again used a Nikon D5200 with the 18-55mm kit lens.
I also tried to keep the ISO as low as I could to retain quality in the images.
I processed in adobe’s Light room CC using a little luminance and in some cases of severe image distortion I used their perspective correction which leaves a lot to be desired but is better than the original.
All of these Photographs were taken of W.W 2 bomb damage of the Victoria and Albert museum, London and Brompton Cemetery; Chelsea.
Here the Girl in the lower left lends a sense of proportion to the damage.
Just glad I wasn’t around during the blitz.
Another view of the entrance.
The whole length of this building is marked by shrapnel.
side of the museum.
Top of another window.
Judging by the inscription this fellow must have made quit an impression on his peers.
This headstone lies directly across from the previous one.
With this subject matter the placement of the holes gouged by a W.W 2 bombing raids shrapnel didn’t seem overly critical within the frame.
Some did work better than others, such as those with people in them to lend a sense of scale and the side view showing the how much of the building was affected.
On a technical note you really need a tilt and shift lens for this subject to look right, perspective correction still leaves the image looking distorted but is better than the original.
This exercise felt and to some degree does still feel contradictory to me.
Why would you compose in a fraction of your view finder only to assess
the whole image.
It seems to me like the reverse of cropping an image, you’re adding unwanted or unexpected elements.
When I saw these marks in the building I thought it dove tailed nicely by combining the previous exercises of point and lines.
As you can see below in the proof sheet, these images do work on an individual basis and as a set.