Category Archives: Composition

Composition 101: Foregrounds and framing

One of the things that many people forget to include into their wide angle shots is a prominent foreground. They often are concentrating to much on the main subject, whether a person or landscape or something else, that they don’t think of adding a something that can help to draw the viewer’s attention to the […]

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In defense of the center

In photography there’s very few things that fall under “always do this” or “never do that.” One of the things that seems to have become an absolute over time is “never put your subject at the center of the picture.” The goal of every composition should be to lead the viewer’s eye its subject in […]

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Spiraling under control

People may think that artistic compositions are grown out of an organic sense of aesthetics but there is one technique that is rooted in mathematics. It’s called the Fibonacci Sequence. Or the Golden Mean. Or the Phi ratio. Or the…it actually has a half dozen or so names. I learned it as the Golden Spiral. […]

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