Composition In Photography for beginners

October 9, 2016

 

This is the art of arranging all the elements in your frame in an aesthetically pleasing way, and a way that draws attention to your subject. It covers the relationship (spatial, colour, light) between subjects to tell a story.

 

There are many ways you can do this.  See some of them below:

 

 Filling empty space with subjects

 

 

Finding the right backgrounds or light to make your subjects stand out

 

 

The careful placement of lines and frames within the composition to lead

the viewer’s eye through the image -  Rules of thirds

 

This is the artistic point of view in photography.

 

In technical terms there is a “right” exposure and point of focus.

But there is no “right” composition — only compositions that look right and that don’t.

This is a skill learned through practice, critical observation, and analysis of other images.

 

Composition must be discovered by the photographer himself and practical experience is the only guaranteed way to understand composition.

 

Here are some tips

  1. Always have a camera with you

  2. Experiment

  3. Have fun

Here are some things to consider:

  • Pay attention to the different spaces within your frame.

  • Take note of patterns and shapes.

  • Look for natural and man-made lines in a photograph.

  • Look at objects as possible “found” frames, such as doors and windows.

  • Use your imagination and creativity.

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