Tag Archives: Composition

4 of the Most Common Composition Mistakes In Photography

I’ve seen photographers make lots of mistakes when it comes to composition. That’s not a criticism – we all get things wrong from time to time. But recognizing mistakes and putting them right is a key part of improving your … Continue reading

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6 Creative Composition Techniques to Boost Your Images

I am a huge fan of the Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies. They were very popular in the 2000s and their songs were creative, fun and edgy. They also came up with a children’s album called Snacktime and it was … Continue reading

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How to Make Brilliant Black and White Photos with Dramatic Composition

It’s hard to beat the power and drama of good black and white photography. There’s a reason that monochrome has survived and prospered as an artistic medium despite the arrival of color photos. But how do you harness the power … Continue reading

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Photo Composition Tips

One aspect of photography that photographers constantly strive to improve is composition. It’s one of those things that you spend your entire photographic career working on. There are many considerations to be made on what to include in the frame … Continue reading

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10 Common Composition Mistakes in Photography

Are you making any of these common composition mistakes? 1. Subject Is in the Center of the Frame Sometimes a central subject works, but normally it’s better to shoot it positioned to one side, as explained in the rule of … Continue reading

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Fill Your Frame: Photo Composition

The more I teach photography, the more I realize that this is something I need to repeat… about 10 times a day. This is actually now one of the first things I talk about when talking about composition, once the … Continue reading

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A Fresh Look at Learning Photographic Composition

Popular teaching about photographic composition says to learn the rules and then break them. I prefer to encourage the people who join our photography workshops to learn the rules, understand them well and put them into practice so frequently they … Continue reading

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Video Tips: Composition Dos and Don’ts For Creating Better Images

How you compose or arrange your frame is one of the keys to creating interesting and compelling images. So learning some composition rules, and when to break them is essential. Here are three short videos to help you see what … Continue reading

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Improve Your Composition by Changing Your Point of View

There are many rules, guidelines, suggestions, and ideas around what makes a good photographic composition. Every person has their own particular aesthetic and way of seeing, and it can be difficult to find your way through all the information to … Continue reading

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How to Break the Rules with a Central Composition

When you started your journey to become a photographer, it’s likely you quickly encountered the famous Rule of Thirds. This rule is a fantastic guide for how to achieve a balanced and visually-pleasing composition, which is why most photographers use … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – How to Work a Scene to Find the best Light and Composition

In this short video tutorial, photographer Mike Brown takes you on a photo walk looking for images. Watch as he scans the scene and finds the best camera angle, waits for the right light, and frames the shot for the … Continue reading

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Improve Your Photography Composition by Studying Art Books

When discovering the basics of photography, your first instinct might not be to turn to classical painting. Instead, many of us turn to technical blogs and research top of the line editing gear. However, as art educator Tavis Leaf Glover demonstrates, the artists … Continue reading

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