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
Subject Off Centre
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
Horizon Line Off Centre
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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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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