I recently attended a weekend workshop with Art Wolfe, a very famous and talenteed American photographer who happens to live right here in Seattle. As the workshop began at his own home, and there were a relatively small number of us, it was a chance to actually get to know the man.
On Saturday, we listened to a lecture accompanied by many instructive images. We then shot together in a large park.
Sunday was given to a critique session. Each of us submitted two images from the Saturday shoot, and then one more that we wanted feedback on.
Reviewing over 100 images, and each one being tweaked in Lightroom in real time, I came to understand Art's preference for cropping, graphic positioning and processing. The real goal of the weekend was for us to focus on lines, shapes/patterns and textures.
He is very big on elements coming in from the precise corners of frames. I believe this goes against what many other people feel. Having seen it in action though over many images, I have become a fan.
So I worked this image to follow that pattern. Art also crops aggressively to fill the frame with the subject. This image is my little homage to the goals of this workshop. Taken at Seattle's Experience Music Project.