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Troop 174

Scouting Photography

Photographic Themes

Click the hotlinks to see how our website applies traditional photographic themes to Scouting.  Except for Leadership and Service there is nothing inherently Scouting about these themes, and there need not be for good pictures.

Log of recent changes at bottom of page.

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Composition for all Pictures

 

Fill the Frame

Balance

Faces to Camera

Move Into Frame
 

Rule of Thirds

Solve the Corners

Avoid Attendance

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Traditional Themes

 

Action: Athletic Frozen

Action: Non-Athletic

Action: Speed

Action: Sports
 

Before and After

Birds of a Feather

Boats

Break Rule: Central
 

Break Rule: Small

Calm

Childhood w/o Children

Converging Parallels
 

Costumes

Diagonal

Emotion: Happiness

Emotion: Love
 

Falling

Flames

Floating

Framing
 

Friends

Furniture

Glow

Ground Level
 

Hair

Hats

High Key

Hogarth's S-Curve
 

Humor

Interaction

Landscapes

Landscape Foreground
 

Landscape Natural

Lines

Lonesome

Men and Their Toys
 

Moving Water

Negative Space

Night - Low Key

Occupations
 

Ordinary- Extraordinary

Outhouses

Outside, Looking In

Painted Face
 

Partial Subject

Patriotism

Patterns

Pet Portraits
 

Portraits

Radial Balance

Reflections

Scale
 

Silhouettes

Splash of Color

Straight Up / Down

Strength
 

Submerged

Sweetness

Swooping Curve

Tell a Story
 

Trinity

Unusual

Weather

Windows
       

Winterscapes

Winter Sports

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Scouting Themes

 

Leadership

Service

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In Combination - Putting it All Together


Many Themes per Photo

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Thank You

See All Troop 174 Photos from 1974 to now in the troop gallery, with  photo credits to the troop members who took these photos and to whom I give a big thank you.

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Next Steps

Articles on photo composition.
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Recent Updates

Nov. 24, 2007 Emotion: Happiness, Emotion: Love, Swooping Curve.
Nov. 23, 2007 Unusual.
Nov. 22, 2007 Before and After, Calm, Converging Parallels, Hats, Negative Space, Ordinary- Extraordinary, Partial Subject, Patterns, Silhouettes, Strength, Unusual, Service.

Sept. 22, 2007 New page: Outhouses.
Sept. 22, 2007:  Fill the Frame, Diagonal, Flames, Friends, Men and Their Toys, Night - Low Key, Patterns, Straight Up / Down, Splash of Color, Sweetness, Trinity, Unusual, Leadership, Service.

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Boy Scout Troop 174, Yorktown, NY.  http://troop174.info