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Creative Photography, aka Photography Composition

Previously, I discuss the technical aspects of Photography, which consist of Camera settings, which lead to perfect exposed photos. In this article, I explain the significance of creative photography views, aka Photography Composition.     

What are Creative Photography Views?

To mark a picture as a “Perfect Photograph,” the Exposure has to be accurate. However, it is not the only factor to mark a photo as a perfect one. Previously, I posted a picture that was exposed correctly, but it was not even close to an ideal image. Therefore, there are more skills needed to create an exceptional photograph. Creative Photography Views, aka Composition, is the second pillar of making perfect photos.

Generally speaking, all visual arts, such as painting, sculpture or photography, etc. have some rules or guidelines for artists. 

Likewise, Composition consists of many rules. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to follow these rules all the time, but they are here to assist you.

For instance, the Rule of Thirds is one of the many Composition rules.

Creative Photography and the Rule of Thirds?

Generally, a novice photographer composes the picture by setting the main subject in the centre of the frame. That is fine if you want to have a static image. However, if you want a more dynamic photograph and invite the viewers to navigate the whole picture, you need to apply the Rule of Thirds. Setting the subject off-centre provides extra space for the viewers to navigate across the image. This simple change of Composition may lead to a creative picture.

Here are examples to compare:  

Subject in the Centre

The subject is right in the centre of the frame. Not a Dynamic image!
The subject is right in the centre of the frame. Not a Dynamic image!

Subject Off Centre

Creative Photography
The subject is off centre in this photo. It invites you to view the entire frame.

Even the Horizon Line plays a significant role in creative photography. See the images below and notice how the horizon line changed the photos.

Horizon Line in the Centre

Creative Photography
Horizon Line in the centre of the frame. Kind of boring!

Horizon Line Off Centre

Creative Photography
By setting the Horizon Line in the lower part of the frame ( Rule Of Thirds), I created a perfect photograph.

For this short article, I stop here. Many more Composition Rules assist you in capturing fabulous pictures. In Photography Bootcamp, an entire session is all about the Composition and the most popular Creative Rules.

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“The workshop was very informative and Ted was very knowledgeable. He was able to help all the students with their diverse cameras and unique settings. He was also helpful by following up with what we learned after the class to offer tips and advice. Thank you! “

Do you want to learn more?

Omnilargess Photography workshops focus on many hidden features in digital cameras and editing software, such as Lightroom and Photoshop.

I dedicate a good portion of our digital camera workshops and Editing classes to discuss the Histogram. Digital Photography Bootcamp is one of our most popular photography courses, and I explain the Histogram in depth in this class. Check the link below for upcoming classes.

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