Composition part II has finally arrived, friends! Are you excited? Well, get psyched because I am sharing more Composition “Rules” to take your images from meh….to MAGIC!!!
Composition Part I
If you can recall, last week we talked about Rule of Thirds, Framing, Depth/Layers, Leading Lines and “Fill the Frame”. While there truly are SO MANY ways to compose an image (and it’s all personal preference), I have a few more I keep in my bag of tricks to use!
Composition Part II
- Rule of Odds. Images are more visually appealing when there is an odd number of subjects. For example, if you are going to place more than one person in a photograph, don’t use two, use three or five, or seven, etc.
- Viewpoint. This refers to the position you take the photograph from. This will also be the position you place the viewer in when they are looking at your finished shot.
- Negative Space. This the area that surrounds the main subject in your photo. Note: The main subject is known as the “positive space“.
- Triangles. This is the way of grouping together three points of a photograph and organizing them to portray a certain feeling such as stability, aggression, instability, etc. When you understand this, you can use them as invisible features of a photo to evoke strong feelings in the viewer.
- Symmetry. This refers to a line that splits an object in half. If both sides of the object are an exact mirror image of each other, then this object is said to be symmetrical.
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