Would a brave soul here venture to pick any picture that seems to have a recognizable guiding structural premise and explain how it might work.
For the golden mean, perhaps draw some rectangles on the picture or however you wish to describe the concept or geometric relationship, position or specific color effect being used.
I would love for us to be educated as to what schemes and tools folk believe are being employed that might be making each individual work in some way more effective.
Any brave takers?
Plain dismissal of these pictures is not an option. Rather try to find find one you think might be depending on some structural device.
You're not begging, are you, Ash?
Sounds like it.
I'd ask this question.
Do YOU apply any such structures to your own photo composition?
Who of us does?
There must be some out there who have examples of tier own work they consider worthy of setting an example.
Not much point in using someone else's unless you know for sure it was structured perposefully using a specific tool.
So here's my processing.
1. An idea, roughly formulated in my head as a picnic basket might be.
2. Walk around until something begins to fit the bill.
3. Point the camera and have a look what's in the viewfinder.
3. At this point in looking for physical and mental relationships in form, tone, colour, size, focus.
4. Make a few tech adjustments to define some aspects.
5. Wait. Not sure what for. It just seems a nice thing to do.
6. Shoot and check the replay for exposure and framing.
7. Wait a bit more.
8 wait a bit more.
9 take some more shots with slight differences in composition.
10. Have a look at what's on the computer.
11. Try a range of options until I'm content something has reached a point of satisfaction.
12. Come back in a day, week, month, year or longer and have another look.
13. Adjust where necessary.
The bits your probably looking for at the 'waiting' bits.
It's my memory I rely on most of the time.
What was the idea?
What triggered that idea?
What do I remember from past photos that might help get this together?
What can I do when I get home that I can't do with the camera?
Do the bits in the photo make sense?
Do I want them to make sense?
Do I need to show everything (inclusive) or leave a few things to the imagination (exclusive)?
Have I described the contents sufficiently?
Is there enough information to gain an explanation of what is happening?
If an interpretation is to be made, have I provided enough information to gain an interpretation?
If I want to stimulate some thinking or feelings, have I included the appropriate signals that the likely audience will identify?
I'm sure there is more. A lot of it is sort of auto mode, based on what I have found is effective for me, firstly and an audience a long secondly.
I'm still searching for new ideas. The results of some are lost and quickly put aside. Those that I like I use again or add to.
Everything has come from a life of experimentation. Somehow I missed the rule stuff. I probably was reading comics during that lesson.
I'm also a firm believer in the idea that the human brain is capable a of a lot more than we give it credit for., some of which I don't understand and don't need to.
As they say in the circus: never mention the clowns nose because that's all you'll see .
Some examples from the above process.