Another lesson (see previous post) to use with a variety of subjects is the "1/3 rule." My teacher, Dawn at Lake Shore Camera, asked me to take pictures thinking of thirds. Uh hem, hence the sky, water AND the beach.
This one is also in thirds. Can you see it? (Well, the computer program at the store had little dotted lines going across each picture to verify and make you feel either good or bad.) Now before you think I'm all smart, I cropped this photo. I had the bird in the middle of the picture. Now Mr. Seagull is near the right third and the post is a third.
The second Dawn rule is; "Space in front of the face." In other words, whichever way the "face" is looking add more space so the eye continues on. It works.
My next lesson includes using the meter function. Gulp. That's the light/brightness control. Boy this camera is smart. When I grow up I want to know how to use all the functions. :P
"I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you." Psalms 32:8
Lord, keep "space in front of my face" to see You in all things. Don't let things crowd my vision.