When teaching photography, I try to establish precision from the get go. I want the photographer to consider how they are taking the photo, not just what they are taking. I suggest looking around the edge of the frame to decide what to include, what to exclude from the image. We always check our photos and think if & how they can be improved. Many good photos have been taken by chance, I want strong compositions to be taken purposefully.
Corners are everywhere, they are commonplace but also abstract enough to encourage and enable original thinking – the definition of creativity. I will often challenge new photographers to find and take pictures of corners. It requires precision, which develops composition skills, yet it’s wonderfully open to interpretation, which allows children to work at a level they choose.
That’s why corners.