Monthly Archives: December 2016

Composition for Nature Photographs

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Nature Photographs
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Accomplished computer programmer Craig Jensen serves as the founder and chairman of Condusiv Technologies Corporation, one of the IT industry’s most successful software companies. When he’s not busy guiding and directing the company to help customers, Craig Jensen enjoys photography and is particularly fond of photographing nature.

Many individuals may disregard the composition of a photograph, but it actually plays a major role in creating a powerful nature image. Below are just a few ideas for photographers as they seek out the right composition for their next nature photograph:

Look for geometry: even without an awe-inspiring background, nature photographers can create a unique image by looking for shapes, patterns, and lines in their frame. These geometric items lead the viewers’ eye to particular areas while highlighting the unique dimensions of the subjects.

Focus on the foreground: foregrounds are a great way to enhance a photograph’s composition and depth. They add a point of reference for the viewers that can help them feel the power of the primary subject.

Avoid the horizon merge: when the horizon intersects with a photograph’s subject, it can distract the viewer and draw attention away from the photo’s focus. Photographers can avoid these merges by moving their frame in varying directions until they get the right lines.

Add energy: using lines and shapes that point in varying directions create a sense of energy in the photograph. This energy often translates to a more dynamic and impactful picture. However, photographers must be careful about adding energy because it can be overdone.

The Basic Binary Language of Computers

Condusiv Technologies Corporation pic

Condusiv Technologies Corporation
Image: condusiv.com

With decades of experience in computer systems and programming, Craig Jensen serves as the founder and chair of Condusiv Technology Corporation. Craig Jensen is also a supporter of the Computer History Museum, a nonprofit organization in Mountain View, California, that seeks to preserve technological history.

Today, computers accomplish tasks as varied as monitoring patient vital signs to determining which news stories are trending on social media. However, the earliest electronic computers, which appeared in the 1940s, were merely calculators that relied on logical and mathematical principals.

The math that undergirded those early calculators is the same math that makes modern computing possible. Called “binary math,” it relies on sequences of 1s and 0s represented by electronic transistors in either “on” or “off” positions. Using this binary language, computers can represent and process an enormous amount of information.