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Summer Photography Tips 2

Composition in Summer Photography Tips

Last week in Summer Photography Tips part 1, I explained some fundamental tips on Exposure. In Summer Photography Tips part 2 I am going to cover few Tips for composition.

Composition is the Art of photography, and like other kinds of arts (especially in Visual Arts), it is very subjective. It means that each artist has a unique point of view. This diversity makes the art an interesting object to study, as each piece of art represents different focal points of different artists, and there is no Right or Wrong here.

Having said that, there are many rules for composition, which I teach few of them in our Digital Photography Bootcamp, it is always good to learn these rules and break or modify them according to one’s artistic taste.

Here are some examples:

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Improve the Composition

Camera Orientation

Camera Orientation is part of the Balance Rule in Composition. We can hold the camera horizontally (which is called Landscape Mode), or Vertically (which is Portrait Mode). There is no solid rule for a correct camera orientation. It is just the matter of the artist’s taste. Generally speaking by rotating the camera from landscape to portrait mode, you change the view of the scene. So before releasing the shutter, rotate the camera. You may like the vertical shot better!

Here are some examples:

Landscape Shot

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In this Landscape shot I captured lots of lake and the shore.

Portrait Mode

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Just by rotating the camera, I changed the view and emphasized to the turtles more.

As you can see both photos show the turtles having Sunbath on a lake. Both photos tell the same story, but one is more powerful than the other? Which is your favourite one? Let me know.

Camera Height

We all look at the scene from our eye level. As an artist we need to change this focal point for creating dynamic images. Next time when you see a nice flower or scenic mountain, try to change the height of the camera, go a little lower or higher. The result will surprise you.

Here are the examples:

Eye Level View

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The eye level view is the image that everyone sees it

Low Level View

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Same spot, just lowering the camera.

That is all for now. We love to hear from you. Let us know if these photography tips helped you to tell the story better.Please send your questions to us and we will be more than happy to answer them. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more Free Tutorials and Tips.

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