Saturday, 5 May 2012

14 Composition Techniques that Will Instantly Improve Your Photos

14 Composition Techniques that Will Instantly Improve Your Photos

Understanding composition is something that every photographer should take time to do. Without the need to invest in any expensive equipment, appreciating the elements of good composition will undoubtedly enhance your photographic work. Developing your photographic eye is something that comes naturally to some, but for others, it takes time and effort to hone you visual skills and abilities as a photographer. Here are a selection of hints and tips that will help you when considering the composition of your work.
If you have time, find an occasion to head out and practice some of these skills, and definitely try and keep these in mind next time your out on a shoot, it might make the difference between taking a good shot and a great shot.

Step 1 – Don’t try to be perfect

It’s important to understand that there’s no such thing as ‘perfect’ composition. As a subjective art form, you won’t ever reach a point at which you have achieved the perfect shot, but it is possible to have poorly and well composed photographs. There are many elements to the composition of a photograph, which I’ll detail as we go through, each acting as a simple guideline that will help you to take stronger and more engaging images.

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14 Composition Techniques that Will Instantly Improve Your Photos

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