Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lesson 5: Composition

Lesson 5 is more about the artistic aspect of photography. I'm more left brained, so I prefer the technical aspect of photography more than the artistic composition of photography. Luckily, there are some tips, rules, and guidelines to help make a picture more appealing.

Tip #1 -- Keep it Simple.

Tip #2 -- Apply the Rule of Thirds

Tip #3 -- Keep an Eye on the Horizon

Tip #4 -- Frame your Subject

Tip #5 -- Fill the Frame

Tip #6 -- Try a New Perspective

And remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder and rules are made to be broken!

And this weeks challenge was to consider one or more of the following as you compose your photo(s).

Here are some of my attempts at art... don't laugh.

Fill the Frame

Does this count as "Frame you Subject"?
Keep it Simple
Try a New Perspective (Do they each tell a different story?)

Rule of Thirds and Frame your Subject

Rule of Thirds

Fill the Frame

Frame your Subject and Rule of Thirds

This is a what NOT to do. Don't have random trees growing out of your subjects head. Someone might think the branches are long strangely hairs.

Here are some more composition tips!

1 comment:

Ally said...

I just want to add that the NOT pic is sooo adorable that you should edit the branches out. What a cute expression!