1. What compositional rules did you apply?
In this photo I applied the rule of thirds because Ollie is in the left third of the photo
2. What story/message/mood are you trying to convey through your photographs? How did you accomplish this?
I am trying to convey a message that says. We are trapped by our comfort zones (the gate in the background of the photo) but if we try to stretch out and try new things we can get out of our comfort zones and explore and learn more (the mountains in the background)
3. What do you think are the 3 most important elements in creating the portrait photograph? (person’s expression, background, lighting, proportions of frame, etc.)
I think that the 3 most important elements in creating a portrait photo are a persons expression, background and proportions of frame.