Category Archives: Composition

Force That Perspective

Forced perspective is  technique that we can use in photography to create very interesting images. It creates an optical illusion. We want objects to look out of scale. So object that appear father away, or closer to us, or larger or smaller than it actually is. It’s all about perception. The trick with forced perspective…

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Symmetry is Magical

Symmetry is a great way to create a visually appealing image. The human mind likes symmetry. Whether it’s in nature or man made, we love a good mirrored image. Done perfectly, it can be intriguing to look at, it gives a feeling of balance and of calm. The hardest part is making the image as…

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You need to know the Rule of Thirds

The rule of thirds has been a popular photographic and art concept for many years. Basically, you divide your image with imaginary lines to create 9 equal segments, and it’s on those lines and where they intersect you place your points of interest.   You can see from these examples that the off center nature…

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3 Quick and Easy Tips for Great Composition

The best thing about learning photography in today’s technological era is that you have no excuse for not having your camera with you. you can use these tips with your DSLR or you camera phone. The idea here is to practice simple skills that will improve your photography. Keep it simple Have just one hero…

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The art of framing: using foreground objects to add depth

The art of framing your subject using doorways, overhanging branches, winnows, and the like. can give your image a sense of depth and size. Using objects in the foreground can help establish the size of an object therefore giving a sense of scale. Below are some great examples. As you can see there is landscapes,…

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Colour is your choice so learn how to use it!

Painters and designers have used the art of colour theory in their craft for centuries. Colour photography didn’t really get started until only a few decades ago but we are catching up fast on how to use colour to draw the attention of the eye of the viewer. We can direct where someone looks and…

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