Basic Composition Rules – Part 2

Which rules you need to learn and how to know when to break them.

Photographer’s use the term rules very loosely. Most of these are great starting guidelines, a brief introduction to the many compositional rules within photography. To help you get an idea of the types of photography you like and would like to learn more about. 

Every photo comes down to three simple questions?

  • Where to place the main subject?
  • What to include?
  • What to exclude?

1) Diagonals and Triangles

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Why Diagonals and Triangles?

Triangles are present, in one way or another, in almost everything we see – it’s just a case of distinguishing them and knowing what to do with them. Triangle have the ability to make a photo more stable or unstable depending on how they are used, they are also cause dynamic tension and evoke emotions within the viewer. 

Where can you find them?

Triangle’s can be found in various ways: Implied, Converging, Unstable, three subjects, 

How to use Triangles and Diagonals? 

Sometimes its easier to see. Can you find the triangles?

2) Patterns and Textures

We are naturally draw to both patterns and textures!

How to use it?

 Find textures that complement your story. It’s that simple. Add texture when it feels right. 

3)Negative Space

What is Negative Space ? 

Negative Space is empty simple space around your subject. It can be incredibly powerful in isolating and emphasising your subject. 

How do I achieve it?

Ensure your background in plain and simple. The more minimalistic the better. 

4) Foreground and Depth

Showing some foreground details creates depth to your image. This is great for both landscape and portrait photography. Think about the depth of your image and how you would create more depth when needed. 

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