Project: Looking through the viewfinder

A sequence of composition

A little fishing harbor should be a good place to do this exercise, I thought. The idea is to use the camera as a viewer and continue shooting while finding the right composition. As I already mentioned in a former post, I still haven't figured out how to approach the people that I would like to photograph. As you will see, the fishermen got a bit upset with me and I stopped. That's why this isn't a very long sequence.

A little overview of the harbor, the fishermen and the boats. I wanted to get closer to the boats and fishermen.
A little overview of the harbor, the fishermen and the boats. I wanted to get closer to the boats and fishermen.
 So here I am a bit closer, people hadn't noticed me yet, so I thought I'd zoom in.

So here I am a bit closer, people hadn't noticed me yet, so I thought I'd zoom in.

 Here you can see the fishermen getting themselves ready to get out at sea, I noticed the bright colors of the boats.

Here you can see the fishermen getting themselves ready to get out at sea, I noticed the bright colors of the boats.

 The boats are all painted differently, with different images and names on them. Then I got curious about what the fishermen were actually doing.

The boats are all painted differently, with different images and names on them. Then I got curious about what the fishermen were actually doing.

 But they saw me and got pretty upset, at least that's what it seemed like. Especially the guy on the right. So I turned around.

But they saw me and got pretty upset, at least that's what it seemed like. Especially the guy on the right. So I turned around.

 And took a picture of the sea...

And took a picture of the sea...

This is not what I had in mind about doing this exercise. It's more about how people respond to me. I was pretty stressed and therefor not focusing on the aim of the exercise either, which is a pity, because it is really important to be aware of the composition and the steps that have to be taken towards it. I'll try it again soon!