I have been reviewing and analyzing some of my ideas for effective composition. I remembered an acronym that was shared with me many years ago by my mentor Scott Bourne. The acronym is EDFAT which stands for entire, detail, focal length, angle and time. EDFAT represents what should be covered when photographing an event or a subject.
1. Capture the entire scene to give context
2. Capture details that are important to help tell the story
3. Change the focal length to add interest
4. Vary the angle to show different perspectives
5. Shoot at a different time to capture a different look
The images in this post represent each of the components of the acronym except for time.
I found this old barn in the Palouse and proceeded to capture images that would show the areas of interest in the scene.
Remember this acronym as you are interacting with a subject or composition so different elements can be shown.