Use the rule of thirds for improved composition

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The rule of thirds in photography is a fundamental principle of good composition, and can have quite a dramatic effect [...]

Better composition using diagonal lines

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Photography composition tips - diagonal lines Use diagonal lines to add impact to your photos, it's easy to do and [...]

Use ‘Leading Lines’ to create more dramatic images

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Draw the viewer's eye into the picture using leading lines Any time there is a strong line in a photograph, [...]

Use repeating patterns for more impact

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Photography composition tips While repetition in the humdrum of daily life can at times be a little boring, capturing them [...]

Improve your composition using the ‘frame within a frame’ trick

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Foregrounds in photography Foreground framing is a great technique for helping direct the viewer's eye right to the photo's star [...]

Blur the background for more impact with your DSLR

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Use a shallow depth of field to blur the background Some subjects just seem to pop right out of the [...]

Blur the background to isolate your subject (Compact Cameras)

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Some subjects just seem to pop right out of the image, don't they? You can use light and colour to [...]

Don’t let cluttered backgrounds ruin your portraits

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It's so easy to do isn't it, you just didn't notice that lamppost sticking out of your husband's head, or [...]

Improve your portraits using unusual backgrounds

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When most people look for a nice background for a photo in a rural environment, they'll choose a tree a [...]

Improve your portraits using nature’s own abstract backgrounds

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Get a beautiful textured / coloured portrait background Nature is a wonderful thing! Ok, I admit it, I might have [...]

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