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Composition in Photography

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Composition in Photography is important

As we all know photography consists of techniques and art. Exposure, White Balance, Metering mode, etc. are the technical aspects of photography. Although they are very important, don’t forget the equally important artistic part which is Composition in photography.

What is Composition in Photography?

In photography, composition is the artistic part of photography. Here is a short description about composition:

“In the visual arts – in particular painting, graphic design, photography and sculpture – composition is the placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art or a photograph, as distinct from the subject of a work. It can also be thought of as the organization of the elements of art according to the principles of art.

The term composition means ‘putting together,’ and can apply to any work of art, from music to writing to photography, that is arranged or put together using conscious thought. In the visual arts, composition is often used interchangeably with various terms such as design, form, visual ordering, or formal structure, depending on the context. In graphic design and desktop publishing, composition is commonly referred to as page layout.” Wikipedia 

Why is composition important?

In photography, simply altering the position of the camera can change the image so that the subject has fewer or more distractions with which to compete. This may be achieved by getting closer, moving laterally, tilting, panning, or moving the camera vertically.

Guide Lines add depth and directions

Guide Lines add depth and directions

 

Are there any rules for composition in Photography?

There are several rules in photography and other visual arts. Learning these rules helps you to pay more attention to details which means better pictures. These rules are very simple but they have a significant influence on the final images.

Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds

 

Join us on November 3 from 12pm to 3pm for our Fall colour photography workshop. There will be a short classroom clinic and then we will go outside to take pictures together and apply these rules and study how they can take our photos from ordinary to outstanding!

There are few spots available for this 100% hands on workshop.

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