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Art of composition


Tips on how to take better photographs.

Tips on how to take better photographs.

Published in Design , Art & Photos , Technology
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  • 1.  
  • 2. What is Composition?
    • Composition is the way in which all the elements within an image relate to each other.
    • Subject Placement
    • Depth of Field
    • Framing
    • Viewpoint
    • Content Selection
    • Orientation
    • Focus
  • 3. Composition - Subject Placement
    • Rule of Thirds is placing the main area of interest a third of the way from the edge.
  • 4. Composition – Subject Placement
    • This avoids the “Bulls Eye” effect of placing everything in the centre – boring picture.
  • 5. Composition – Subject Placement
    • And creates a more dynamic and interesting picture.
  • 6. Depth of Field
    • Depth of Field is the area of a photograph that is in focus and acceptably sharp.
    • It is determined by the aperture setting.
    A small aperture e.g. f32 will give a larger depth of field and keep everything in focus. A large aperture e.g. f4 will give a narrower depth of field, throwing the background out of focus and isolating your subject.
  • 7. Depth of Field
    • Small apertures – greater depth of field is often used for landscape photography…
    • … where you often want everything sharp.
  • 8. Depth of Field
    • Large apertures – narrower depth of field is often used for portraiture, you can focus on your subject.
  • 9. Composition - Framing
    • Can use foreground materials to frame a person, e.g. Door ways, windows, arches etc.
  • 10. Composition - Viewpoint
    • Varying the viewpoint is an easy way to improve composition.
  • 11. Composition - Viewpoint
    • Just crouching down, or moving to the left or right can make a huge difference.
  • 12. Composition - Viewpoint
    • “ If your pictures are not good enough...
  • 13. Composition - Viewpoint
    • “ means you are not close enough.”
  • 14. Composition – Content Selection
    • Every element you include in your composition should lead the viewers eye to the subject.
  • 15. Composition – Orientation
    • It’s easier to hold a camera horizontally...
  • 16. Composition – Orientation
    • ...but also consider vertical framing.
  • 17. Composition – Orientation
    • Traditional portrait format
  • 18. Composition – Orientation
    • Consider vertical framing for portraits.