Composition Techniques To Enhance Your Images

I am a huge fan of the Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies. They were very popular in the 2000s and their songs were creative, fun and edgy. They also came up with a children’s album called Snacktime and it was a blockbuster hit. Now you must be wondering what a music band has to do with photography but just bear (pun intended!) with me and keep reading on. One of the songs on the kid’s album is called “Crazy ABC’s” and it was not the traditional alphabet song. In fact, the whole song used unique and different words that begin

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Basic Principles Of Design And Composition: 5 Tips To Create Depth In Landscape Photography

Would you like to create powerful landscape photos that make the viewer feel immersed in the scene? Of course you would. Chances are, all the most memorable landscape photos you’ve seen make you feel part of the landscape, as if you could just step into the photo. One of the ways photographers achieve this is by creating a sense of depth to make the photo seem more three dimensional and realistic. If this sounds intimidating, the good news is that it’s not as difficult to do as you might think. But it does need an understanding of the way your

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The Basics Of Composition In Landscape Photography

If you’re serious about photography, then you surely know what you need to make outstanding images. And no, I’m not talking about your camera. As I’ve stressed before, understanding composition is the key to powerful photographs which convey meaning and emotion. However, I do realize composition could be overwhelming at the start. All this talk about rule of thirds, depth of field, cropping, framing the object… how is one supposed to remember everything? Well, I can’t really give you a shortcut to mastering composition. It will take you time, hard work and a lot of trial and error. But here’s

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What Is Frame Within A Frame And How To Use It In Photo Composition?

Using a frame within a frame is a great way to lead your viewers’ eyes into a photo. This can add depth and context, as well as drawing their attention to the subject. The technique of using a frame within a frame in composition is somewhat underused. As a method of drawing attention to a particular focal point in an image, it can be remarkably effective. So, how do you frame within a frame in your shots? Keep reading to find out! What Is Foreground Framing? Foreground frames are the simplest way of using a frame within a frame in

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Basic Principles Of Design And Composition: The Difference Between Repetition & Pattern And How Rhythm Is Related To It

Repetition in photography and pattern in photography are two fundamental principles of composition. With careful use of repetition or pattern, you can draw the viewer straight into your images – and keep them engaged for minutes, even hours. So if you’re ready to learn how to take your compositions to the next level… What Is Repetition In Photography Composition? Repetition refers to repeating elements within a single frame. For instance, a line of trees stretching across the frame will repeat the same shape, over and over again. An apple still life will repeat the same fruit color and shape all

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12 Unusual And Exciting Composition Ideas For Totally Unique Photography

Photography composition is often taught as a set of rules. But following the rules of composition, all the time can result in unimaginative images. This article gives you twelve unusual and interesting composition ideas to inspire you to be more adventurous. Create A Ruleless Crop Good photography composition does not have to include your entire subject. Cut heads off. Remove limbs. Only include half of a whole. To use this technique effectively, concentrate on what’s relevant. This photo of this guy says a whole story without even showing him. You can imagine his day with his friends. Cycling to a

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Rules Of Composition – Weight Balance

As keen photographers, we are always looking for the best compositions and balance in our photography. These are important photography rules for composing your images well and creating something visually stunning. Weight or balance are the terms given to compositional elements within your scene, and the visual impact they have. Some objects will have a stronger presence compared to other elements in the frame. As a photographer, it is down to you to include them or cut them out. This will depend on the effect they have on your overall composition. There are many ways we can do this, both

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Family Portraits: 12 Composition Tips To Create Awesome Family Portraits

Composition for family portraits might look like a bunch of rules at first, but don’t get overwhelmed. With a bit of practice it will start to be fun in no time. To help you start on this subject, I am sharing with you my favourite composition tips and family picture ideas. Use The Rule Of Thirds This is a classic composition guideline in photography. The rule of thirds helps us place our main subjects in the frame so that the photo looks natural and the viewer’s eyes are attracted to them. Imagine that your frame is divided by two horizontal

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Focal Points In Composition: What, Why and Hows’

The importance of focus points and composition in photography cannot be overstated. They have a tremendous impact on the message we want to convey. This post will show you how to use focus points to enhance your photography. The focal point of a picture is the aspect of the work that catches the viewer’s attention. The Rule of Thirds, which states that the main point should not be in the centre of the frame but rather in the grids or intersections of a 33-square grid, may be utilised to generate better images. The most common way to get negative space

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How To Break The Rules Of Photography Composition For Creative Results

Breaking the rules of photography composition can, in fact, lead to creative results, if done properly. The rules of photography and photographic composition are not very strict. There are no penalties for doing it ‘wrong’. Technical purists might tell you otherwise. I am more inclined to teach creative expression rather than technical perfection. Getting too technical often produces photographs with little depth of feeling. You Need To Know The Rules To Break Them This almost goes without saying. Learn the rules. Learn them so well you apply them without conscious thought. Composition means ‘putting together’. The way you arrange what

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Landscape Photography: 13 Amazing Landscape Composition Tips For Better Landscape Photography

Composition is an essential aspect of landscape photography. It may make or shatter a picture. Understanding the fundamentals of landscape photography composition can help you make your images far more aesthetically appealing. These things come effortlessly to certain individuals, and they intuitively comprehend composition concepts. They have an “excellent eye.” To everyone else, they must be learned, just like any other photographic skill. There is always room for development, no matter what sort of photographer you are. Here are a few pointers to help you build more appealing landscapes. The Rule Of Thirds And Beyond The “Rule of Thirds” is

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Composition – The Basics Of Photography By Tony Gale

Tony Gale is an award winning portrait photographer shooting for a range of advertising, editorial and corporate clients. Tony was raised in Bellingham, Washington (90 miles north of Seattle) and spent most of his time as a child exploring the woods behind his parents’ house. At 19 after visiting Bruce Lee’s grave in Seattle, and taking his first photo with a disposable camera, he bought his first camera. He promptly broke it and bought his first SLR. At 21 he moved to Seattle to pursue photography and in fall of 2000 moved to NYC, the center of the world. Tony

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