Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What is composition in photography

Composition is the art of planning or arrangine the visual elements within a photograph for deliverate effect. Its a crucial aspect of photography that can make an image look more appealing and powerful, also helping the photograph tell a visual story. Aspect of composition include line , shape,texture, colour, light and pattern. When arranged attractively , such element will reveal a balance , harmonious result.

There are some basic techniques ( or rules ) . It just rules .. it wont work for every picture and shouldnt be followed slavishly , but they are excellent starting point for improving your compositions. Here some rules ( perhaps in another time that we could discussed it more detail )
  • Framing & format
  • Lean-in Lines
  • Rule of thirds
  • Foreground interest
  • Natural frames

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