I consider what is on the edge of the frame and outside the frame, what changing your position and height does to the composition, how the relationships between all objects in the frame play against each other, always with the idea of strengthening what I'm trying to convey.
Framing and composition are just about everything, without which photography can look pretty flat. I'm still trying to squeeze three dimensions out of two.
Dont. The worst thing I learned was the rule of thirds. It took me some time to break that rule. I'm not into formulas.
Never think about it just do it---I notice I shoot more horizontal images because I seem to like empty space.
A matt can make or beak an image. I am not going give class but lets say just look at nature and how that road leads you , or where you place the horizon where the action is really happening.
it's all about geometry. lines, light, shapes, movement, once you start seeing it it flows all around you and teases you when you don't have your camera ready.
Thirds are friendly - fifths take more thought - only the wrong way doesn't work.
not too much about framing...
composition...still learning it everyday =)
With photography not only is it important to decide what should be in the photograph, but also what should be left out.
I have learned to trust myself. If I think it looks right than I go with it. The most important composition aspect I learned is to try and "entertain" the eye of the viewer and make the composition as interesting as possible.
They are part of a language that we should speak fluently. They are tools of the trade that we do in automatic, or do you ask yourself before shifting gears in an auto after so many years on the road?
Tension, fusion, color, subject, flow, intensity, wittiness, abstraction, subjectivity, continuity, synthesis... an endless list of adjectives are entwined and woven in the art of framing and composition.
The Greeks were no fools, eh? Pythagoras, the Parthenon, φ (phy) the golden ratio in nature and all that we aspire to create.
On peut utiliser des règles établies, mais il est parfois bon d'aller hors piste.
Learn as much as you can about the rules of composition, then break them all.
Look at everything in Black & White in your mind
Every image has a better crop if you just eliminate the unnecessary.
A lot! Check out our galleries to see if you agree.