Composing a good photograph

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  1. 1. Composing a Good Photograph. By Carley Haynes.
  2. 2. What can be used to make a photographSucessful.
    • Composing a good photograph can be done using several different methods, and techniques this includes using the rules of composition. The idea of these rules is that once you learn what they mean, your allowed to break them.
    • There are many of these rules that you can use, but there are Five main ones.
    • Balance - making the image look even, this can also be used in contrast with light ( Light & Dark)
    • Rule of thirds
    • The idea of this rule is that your not centering your focus, and capturing your image in the split sections, this gives makes the image far more attractive and interesting.
  3. 3. The rules and How theywork.
    • Framing and natural framing.
    • The use of framing, or natural framing is a good way to focus directly on your subject or object, which means its your main focal point.
    • Natural framingcan be used with trees waterfalls anything surrounding the image, this compliments the subject or object well.
    • Leading Lines
    • The idea of this is to allow the lines to lead to what your what your main focal point is. There are many different types of lines you can use. Such as vertical and horizontal, converging and narrow lines. This technique is really effective as it brings the readers eye exactly where you want it too.
    • Simplicity.
    • This technique is my favorite because its gives you the opportunity to capture a beautiful image in its simplest form. The idea of this is that there isnt anything else to diverse off the image to look at something else.
    • These rules are a few ofthe techniques used to composing a stunning photograph.
  4. 4. Using your feet.
    • The idea of this is that your work at different levels, to see what works best for your image to make it look the best you can.
    In this photograph I'm putting the camera on a slight angle to create effect. The rule that is used in this photograph is leading lines. The lines lead us to where the shattered glass which is my focal point.
  5. 5. Examples of using Several different lines. This example shows how different lines make a picture look interesting. All these lines emerge together that gives it a effect. We have the use of diagonal lines, vertical and horizontal lines works really well and That it diverts the eye to different lines.
  6. 6. The use of foreground interest.
    • The trick here is not to make the foreground the focus of the photo. Use it to add a little interest, and to lead the eye onto the main subject.
    This image shows what my main focal point is, but also shows a background that could be used as a foreground interest. The idea of this is that there is something else surrounding your subject object that is interesting.
  7. 7. Focal Point .
    • A focal point can be virtually anything ranging from a person, to a building, to a mountain, to a flower etc. Obviously the more interesting the focal point the better but there are other things you can do to enhance its power including .colour, shape, blur?
    This image is a example of focal Point. Its clear what Im focusing on without any distractions. The rule that is included in this photography is simplicity. Simplicity is good for creating a wonderful simple picture without cluttering it.