Although the subject techniques and materials seem of lesser importance, if asked, I find framing, compositional rules and models more interesting and of greater importance then physical technicalities and camera-related settings. Without declaring them holy, a basic understanding of compositional techniques forms a solid anchor within any shot. Whatever the outcome will be, at least it makes me think about what I do and how the objects in the frame have their spatial position, avoiding the word composition, hence it indicates an active influence on these individual positions of things which is seldom the case with me. The choice of a scene and its positioning as a whole in the frame is often my maximum involvement, lines and points.
Two log entries of two exercises in part one give some insight into my idea of learning, where research and reading are as important as photographing itself at this point. So much to learn.