#iamthespeedhunter: The Composition Theme

The rule of thirds. The golden ratio. Leading lines. Point of view. Framing. Many terms which all correspond to possibly the most important aspect of photography – composition. The art of composing a photograph is what separates us all as photographers. It’s the perfect device to illustrate how differently we can all see the same scene.

Composition is the difference between a good photograph and a great one. You might be able to nail exposure, colour, aperture and shutter speed but it won’t matter a damn unless you know how to frame it and put it all together.

This is probably the most open theme we’ve run so far, but it’s also going to be the toughest. I want to see your ability to frame a photograph. I want you to show me how you can make a boring subject look interesting, just because you know how to shoot it.

If you want to take part in this theme, you’ll need to do the following:

  • E-mail your submissions to iamthespeedhunter@dev.speedhunters.com with the exact subject line of ‘The Composition Theme’.
  • Tell us your name, location and a little bit about the photograph.
  • Attach the image directly to the e-mail but ensure the image is no larger than 1000PX on the longest side.
  • Make sure the image is free of any distracting watermarks. Don’t worry, we will make sure you are properly credited.
  • Closing date for submissions is Friday May 24th.
Happy and safe shooting everyone!

Paddy McGrath
Twitter: @PaddyMcGrathSH
Instagram: speedhunters_paddy



We created #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER to allow you the opportunity to share your skills and car culture experiences from around the globe with the rest of the Speedhunters audience.

How do you get involved? It’s simple…

Flickr - Join our #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER Flickr Group and share your favourite photos with us and others.
Instagram – Follow us on Instagram at @TheSpeedhunters and tag your own car culture images with #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER
Twitter – Follow us on Twitter at @SPEEDHUNTERS and share your tweets with the #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER hashtag.
Tumblr – Visit our Tumblr page to view the latest #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER tagged images.
E-Mail – If you’ve been to a cool event and captured some amazing images, be sure to e-mail them to us on iamthespeedhunter@dev.speedhunters.com and tell us a little bit about the event. The images need to be a minimum of 800×533 pixels.

Have you submitted already but yet been featured? Here are some tips to help you…

DO – Tell us your name!
 – Submit your best work, regardless of when it was taken

DO – Take your time shooting and consider each detail
DO – Try to submit each image no larger than 1000PX wide
DON’T – Put a huge watermark on it. We’ll make sure you’re credited
DON’T – Send us huge image files that kill our e-mail system
DON’T – Send us scary ZIP or RAR files




写真は、800×533 ピクセル以上のJPGのフォーマットでお願いします。