Tag Archives: Composition

A matter of balance

“Got to learn balance. Balance is key.” Mr. Miyagi from the Karate Kid One compositional goal that you can strive for in your photographs is that of balance. You may think that achieving balance in your pictures is an easy thing to do. All you have to do is to center your subject in the [...]

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Composition 103: Odd man in

The rule of thirds is a great tool, but it doesn’t (nor should it) apply in every situation. Some compositions can be considered an “anti” rule of thirds and still can be effective. You can use color, shape and line rather than placement of your main subject to compose a scene. There are several compositional [...]

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Composition 101: Thirds

Learning about composition can be one of the harder things in photography. There are very few rules, and most of them can be bent, if not broken. There are a few common sense things, such as don’t have a tree branch sticking out of aunt Martha’s head. (That’s more about being aware of what’s going [...]

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