The first picture is a candid shot of a couple in Italy. This is one of the first points Pat mentions in lesson one -- about not taking still photos and of photos straight on. This is a natural shot, showing people in their environment.
The following photograph is an example of a vertical shot taken of my friend Allison in Rome. Here we are on the Spanish Steps watching the sunset. I wanted to get a glimpse of her looking out at the sunset and Rome's skyline. Such a beautiful site to see...one that can only be fully appreciated in person but I did my best to capture the moment!
And here are a few examples of some horizontal photos. I used a horizontal snap shot when I thought I needed to get a long span of something in the picture, such as the Barcelona Skyline.
Pat's tip number 3 is to use different angles. The following example is a picture that I took at the Vatican. Although I am already at a different angle since the building is so tall I squatted down to one knee to take this picture so that I could experiment with different angles.
Rule #5: Be aware of the light. This is my favorite rule because I love working with different lighting so here are a few pictures of me playing with the light. Most of the times I love the way the sun hits something and creates a shadow so most of these photos are playing with the sunlight. I also like how the sun hits water so there is an example of that as well!
The following picture is an example of the 1/3 Rule. The girl photographer, who I am photographing, her head is in the upper right hand corner where the lines intersect and I left space in the left hand side so that you could see what she was taking a photograph of. Same goes for the picture of me in the super market in Barcelona.
These are only a few examples of my photography skills! I hope you enjoy!