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Embark Composition 101 Top 10

embark top 10 unleashed challenges Dec 21, 2021
Composition 101 Top 10 December 2021

Sometimes the seemingly simple challenges can be more difficult than they appear. That is definitely the case with the Composition 101 challenge.

The aim of this challenge is to perfectly centre the subject and have a good overall balance to the image, enhancing the central composition.

Our Embark challengers submitted some fantastic centred images and these, in no particular order are our top 10. Congratualtions to you all, gorgeous work!

- Craig & Charlotte 📸 🐶 ✨

Erica Schomaker | Ash & Alder Photography

There is a wonderful balance here in the 'c' curve of the dog that isn't as obvious as them sitting straight on and looking forward. Beautifully edited too.

Erika Maurer | Erika Maurer Photography

The timing to get this so perfectly captured is just fantastic and this is a very clever take on the challenge brief.

Julia Carr

What a great find when out on location and the teepee has been utilised to really emphasise the centred composition.

Kim Hawkins

A great example of how to centre a subject that isn't symmetrical or facing dead on to the camera. The location is really interesting too!

Lindsay Baca | Sit Stay Pet Photography

Another beautifully centred image perfect for the challenge brief. The ears flopping one way and the bandana being opposite adds a lovely little element of balance.

Megan O'Hehir

This is a beautifully symmetrical, centred dog with the most adorable expression.

Nancy Paynter

Beautiful symmetry, perfectly central and colour harmony to die for!

Pauliina Saarinen | Pauliina Saarinen Photography

Wonderful composition, very well balanced and all the details are gorgeous, from the greens in the grass to the red plants covered in water droplets.

Pine McCabe | Pine and Eclipse Photography

Excellent use of leading lines, well balanced, centred perfectly and the black fur looks lovely and glossy.

Teresa Rooney

Fantastic low angle, wonderful balance and excellent use of leading lines.

Embark is made up of 12 challenges over 6 months and is the first interactive course in the Unleashed Challenges series.

Much more than just a challenge, Embark is an invaluable educational resource that will help you build up a go-to list of shots to help create variety in your work. Designed for anyone to be able to complete whether you just want to photograph your own dog or you are a professional pet photographer.

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