Snapshot Sunday - March Photography Tip

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Snapshot Sunday - March Photography Tip

Post by KimL141 on Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:22 pm

This month we will talk about composition. The biggest difference between a good picture and a great picture is the composition.

When we take a photo, we are able to decide what we place in the frame. We are also able to chose the viewpoint or where we place ourselves and the camera in relation to the object we are photographing. Also, if we are taking pictures of people or moveable objects we are also able to place them where we want.

There are many "rules" or guidelines to help you to compose a great shot.

One important rule to take a look at is the very popular Rule of Thirds. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thirds

Another idea for composition is using diagonals. Placing your subject on a diagonal is a good way to add visual intrest to your photo. Even if it is an invisible diagonal, it can draw the eye between two points. Try moving around your subject to look for a diagonal.
Here is an example on using diagonals:
http://www.digital-photography-school.com/using-diagonal-lines-in-photography

Good composition is first choosing the right viewpoint, then placing the subject where you want it in the frame and finally making sure that the cropping is to your liking, make sure that there is nothing unwanted at the edge of the picture.

I can't wait to see your practice shots as you work on improving your composition in your photographs! Feel free to share any shots or ideas you have here.

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Re: Snapshot Sunday - March Photography Tip

Post by rukristin on Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:35 pm

Excellent tip!

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Re: Snapshot Sunday - March Photography Tip

Post by ScrapHappy on Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:25 pm

Thanks....love photo tips!
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Re: Snapshot Sunday - March Photography Tip

Post by CreativeKuts on Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:52 am

Great tip! Thanks so much for sharing.

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