The 5 Most Abused Rules of Composition
There are many different rules of composition, and it’s hard to know how to use them all correctly. The fact [...]
Why It’s Wrong for Photographers to Say ‘Get Closer’
‘Get closer’, sounds a bit funny really, doesn’t it? How can photographers get away with telling someone this, and calling [...]
How Learning Composition Will Dramatically Improve Your Photography
This is a post that I’ve had in me for almost the entire life of my website, which is nearing [...]
A Beginner’s Guide to Composition
Composition is a funny old thing, because it’s common knowledge that learning composition will help your photography, but it’s also something you should never really pay too much consideration too. I always feel that it’s best to teach people composition under the guidance that it’s training a person’s eyes to look at a potential photo in a different way. You should never just blindly follow the ‘rules’, but you can use your new knowledge to shape your photos into something which is much more pleasing to the eye.
How to Add Depth to a Photo
If you’ve read many of my tutorials on composition, then you’ll know by now that by implementing some of these techniques, that you can add depth quite easily, and we’re gonna have a look at them now.
The Hugely Important ‘Single Point’ in Composition
When you’re working with a single point of interest in a photo, it’s one of the most basic forms of composition available, so quite a common occurrence and it pays to know what to do with it. A single point can provide interest to an otherwise plain photo, and they’re usually fairly small and contrasting to the rest of the photo.
Top 10 Composition Tutorials
Introduction When it comes to taking good photos, learning composition is key. These composition ‘rules’ are really only guides because [...]
How to Effectively use Juxtaposition in Your Photos
Juxtaposition is easy to do when you know how, but isn’t a particularly common occurrence in everyday photography, so that increased the degree of difficulty. You can use it to varying degrees of effectiveness depending on how obvious you make it, and it’s a really good way of making what could have been a boring photo into something much more interesting.
How to use Eye-Lines to Influence Your Viewers – Composition
If you take photos of people, then you take photos with eye lines, so it’s important to understand the effect that they have over how we view photos. If you’ve read up on visual weight before, then you should understand the effect that having a face in a photo has, but there’s much more to it than that. Eye-lines have the ability to focus our attention on another part of the photo, as well as producing tension and other photographic elements.
How to Influence The Way People Look at Your Photos
The way in which we view a photo is heavily dependant on the photographer’s choice of composition, which leads our eyes in a certain path. The more that you understand about how people look at photos, the better you’ll become at influencing them in the future.