- Composition is the placement or arrangement of your subject within the frame.
- Here's some great composition tips & tricks for more dramatic images.
- General guidelines to make your images interesting and engaging.
- Remember, they're just guides, rules can and should be broken sometimes.
Guest Article by Ralf, based in Idaho, he's a studio photographer and blogger. You can follow him on Flickr and Twitter. Never underestimate the power of using backdrops in portrait photography. Backdrops can contribute a whole new dimension to your art in the form of textures, scenery, color, etc. The [...]
What is Negative Space' Negative space is a concept that's been used in art, design, architecture, and sculpture for many years and can bring a new creative edge to many photos, sometimes turning an average photo into an outstanding one. Negative space is simply the area surrounding the main subject [...]
The frame within a frame trick, sometimes known as foreground framing, is a great way to lead the viewers eye through to the main focal point of an image, and to keep it there. The general idea is that the main subject is inside a real or implied frame, and [...]
Use ‘Leading Lines’ to create more dramatic images Any time there is a strong line in a photograph, the viewers eye will naturally follow along it towards the actual subject. This could be type of line, such as a telephone pole, the side of a building, a road or path, [...]
Use diagonal lines to add impact to your photos, it’s easy to do and can be very effective. They can also help to draw the eye through a photo. It’s a simple compositional trick that can imply action, add depth to your photos by suggesting perspective, and add a dynamic [...]
The rule of thirds is a well known fundamental photographic principle of good composition, and it's one of the first things that budding photographers learn in classes, and rightly so. However, it's only a guide, and ignoring the rule doesn't mean your photos will be dull or unbalanced. Apparently studies [...]