- Move in closer
- Be quick
- Compose with care
- Be selective
- Focus on your subject
- Experiment in time
- Look at the night
- Watch the weaather
- Keep it simple
- Be bold
Composition is the joining of different parts or elements to make a whole. In photography especially using digital slr that thought is very important in taking quality pictures. This guidelines are just to be thought about though, it is not necessary to try to use them with every picture you take or there wouldn't be any creativity in your work. Once you learn these rules and strategies you will be more prepared to find great picture spots and opportunities. And the most important thing is try to get creative as much as you can after you learn from this guidelines.
Firstly, before you just decide take a picture you should or must consider and think what you want your viewers to look at and how you should display main points of interest. You should know, what is the main subject? What is the best angle should the light be hitting in my picture? Is there anything that could accentuate the main subject? Where should the main subject be in the frame? These are all important things you should consider, but that doesn't necessarily mean you need to follow the rules exactly.
Does everybody know about The Rule of Third? The Rule of Thirds has been used for a long time and is probably the most important thing to consider of all the composition techniques. This rules means that the frame can be divided into three horizontal sections and three vertical sections. Where horizontal and vertical lines intersect, it makes an ideal location for the more important parts of your photo. By positioning your main subject at one of the four intersections you give the subject more accent. Most well-known pictures or paintings in the world nowadays applied the rule of thirds to them.
Straightforwardness is the method of keeping the information in a picture moderately simple. If the main subject is close, then the background should be very simple to keep away from interruption. Try to keep everything not important much less interesting than what's important in the frame that you want to show. The important things is try to avoid lines or objects that lead the eye away from the subject.
Framing is the method of using ordinary environment to add more meaning to your subject. It could be anything such as buildings, trees, a window, or even a doorway. In the process of doing this you need to be careful that you don't only focus on what's framing your subject. Ensure you focus on the main subject, and also it is a good plan to use a narrow aperture to get a high depth-of-field. It also ok if the part of the picture framing the subject was more dark but make sure you take your light reading on the main subject.
Quality can add a momentous amount of interest in any photo. When people see quality in photos they start to imagine what it feels like to touch what's in the photo. In order to make a picture expose a quality you must make sure the light is coming almost exactly from the side of the surface so it creates shadows in places key places.
Leading Lines are used to attract the eye deeper into a photo or to an important subject. Straight, curved, parallel, or diagonal lines are all good at promoting interest.
Colors are what add heart and feeling to your photo. Certain color patterns can encourage awe and surprise in viewer. Even colors can be used to add all sorts of inflections and effects, you must be careful to not draw attention away from the main subject.
And the most important thing is always practice to be a good photographer. Good luck