Sunday, December 23, 2012

Composition in Photography

A photograph image is one that communicates its message to the audience and that says what you want it to say, is interesting and becomes an effective composition.

Composition, is the act of relating the image in the viewfinder, is a visual method of organizing the elements and individual details of a scene into a balanced and pleasing arrangement. However what one person finds attractive, someone else will not, composition arrangement is largely a matter of personal taste.

A composition that conveys a photographer's intended meaning is an effective one and a composition that confuses the viewer is not. How you organize a scene's elements in your camera's viewfinder will not only control the success of your picture's graphic design, but will also contribute to how well its message is communicated.

Consider how you want your image displayed before you click but click often, shooting 1000 images may only give you 10 good images with amazing compositions. So keep photographing, I am beyond the millions of images captured and I clearly can recall 50 that I truly find amazing and am proud to have captured.

Some Points to consider about your images: 

Do the patterns appear well placed?

Is the image you have captured esthetically pleasing?

 Does the image have movement in the organization?

 Do the arrangement of the elements in a scene work for the eyes to flow over?

Does the image have lines, shapes, forms and colors that are important to convey a message?

When you review your work does it show these composition rules to communicate its message to the audience?

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