Understanding Composition & Why Not Doing So Is Undermining Your Work
‘Composition is everything.’ Maybe not, but it’s so vital that shooting without considering it is like speaking with consonants alone – you need a vowel or it doesn’t make sense.
A Useful & Concise Comparison of The Rule Of Thirds vs. The Golden Ratio
Here’s a great explanation about the two most discussed principles of composition in photography. Learn what they are, but then think if you should really be using them at all.
Got 14 Minutes to Spare? Learn the Basics of Composition
In the video essay by Press Play, the fundamentals of composition are explained though examples of some of the most influential films.
Thoughts on Composition with a Purpose
It is easy to take a picture, as we all well know it only takes the press of the shutter release. But taking a truly awe inspiring photo takes practice, not with exposure or camera settings, but with having an eye for good composition.
Constructive Video Critique Ep 5: Importance of Subject Matter over Processing Technique
In this Thanksgiving episode of SLR Lounge Constructive Video Critique, we go over among other things, the importance of having a good subject matter over processing techniques. Good use of compositional technique, lighting, and subject choice can help make a photograph look interesting before adding any post-processing technique such as HDR. To learn more from Post Production Pye, check out the post.
Weekly Photography Analysis and Breakdown 2
This week we are going to feature a photo by the awesome Sophie Ellis. To continue the series, this week we take a quick glance at the composition and lighting of Sophie’s photographic art, and then move on to analyze the depth of field and the models pose. Let’s start analyzing!
Aperture Guide Pt 4: Aperture and Composition
In addition to controlling exposure and creating lovely bokeh, aperture and depth of field are important tools in a photographer’s arsenal in creating effective composition. We explore three main compositional aperture technique: Subject isolation with shallow depth of field, environmental aperture with deep depth of field, and optimal aperture sharpness for flat depth of field.
5 Rules on Composition to Create More Compelling Photographs
Composition is what guides our eyes through a photograph and gives importance to the subject in relation to the rest of the photo. In this shooting tutorial, we will guide you through some of the most popular compositional rules and techniques to help you create more compelling photographs.