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Composing your image #photography

The first thing to learn about photography is composition. Most people begin with a bridge camera or even a pocket camera and work their way up to a DSLR of a  compact system camera. Some photographers follow ‘rules’. They will put their subject 1/3 of the way across the frame because that is the rule of thirds. It is important to understand the rule, however. Artists put their subject one-third of the way across the frame so the subject doesn’t dominate the image and the viewer appreciates the background too. It isn’t a ‘rule’, however. Sometimes, we want the subject to dominate the image, especially for a portrait. You can choose when you’re composing your image.

Composing your image

Art challenge

Another artist has challenged me to post an artistic image on Facebook every day for 7 days. This montage is the picture I will post today. The larger picture in the group has a lot of depth and depth is important in composition. The street goes away from us and the leading lines are clearly defined. The leading lines lead to the subject of the shot which is the trees in the distance. I used a narrow aperture and my single focus point was on those trees. Using a narrow aperture brings the whole shot into focus.

Into the distance

As the objects go away from us so things appear to get smaller. In some of these shots, the cars appear smaller as the scene goes away from us. Our eyes compare the size of the cars and that too gives our image depth. Often in landscape shots, I’ll have a tree in the foreground or even just a branch of a tree that the eye will compare with trees and other objects in the middle ground and the background.

Composing your image

When you’re composing your image, think about the size of the objects in your view and compare them. It’s useful to have objects such as people in the shot because we know their size and can compare everything else to them. Things of known size or familiar size can act as a reference point.

Rule of thirds

You can use the rule of thirds and put your subject to one side so the background is appreciated by the viewer. In my shot of the clock tower, the clock tower dominates the image. I quite like that, but sometimes I have put the tower one third the way across and tried to make the background more prominent. When you’re composing your image, you decide how it should look.

What’s going on?

Ask yourself what’s going on in your frame.  Maybe like in my images today there isn’t much going on but there is still a story. My story is, of emptiness, of people are staying home. The more interesting images usually have a lot going on and movement which the camera has frozen for an instant. People make an image far more interesting so a busy town centre will be far more interesting than mine that tells the story of a deserted town in lockdown.

That’s all for this week’s photography post. Remember that photography is an art and whatever level you’re at, you can express yourself and experiment with your art. You might even create a montage like me just to make boring pictures seem more interesting! If you would like to subscribe to my blog just enter your email address in one of the spaces provided. You can also follow me on Twitter for links to the latest posts. Those links are also on my Facebook page.

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