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- 1. Composing a picture
- MJ FERRER
- 2. Rules of Thirds
Rules of thirds is one of the most popular methods used in photography. It is used by a lot of photographers as one of there best techniques in taking an image. This method works by dividing the image into third horizontally and vertically. Place the points of interest in the intersections or along the lines so that the photo becomes more balanced and that the image will interact with the viewer more naturally.
- 3. Framing
Framing is another technique used in photography. This is done by taking an image and using the background as the frame or also by manipulating the image and adding frames around it. The frame used in a certain image will help attract the viewers to a particular subject or point of interest within the image. By using the framing technique to compose a picture it creates perspective and shows depth.
- 4. Leading Lines
A natural line in a photography can mean anything. It could be intentional or not. By looking closely at the lines they could lead you in a certain focal point and create a tension in the photograph. It could also make a visual statement with each composition. Diagonal lines seem to be the most strongest lines there is. It tends to create a visual path that leads the eye to the focal point of the image. On the other hand repetitive lines are interpreted by the eye as a background.
- 5. Balance and Weight
It is important to balance the physical components of a photograph. The colours of the image are one of the things we need to balance in photography. Photos that focus on primary colours rent to be more dramatic. But, too many high-energy colours, can overwhelm the viewer and might cause anxiety instead of the viewer liking the image produced. If you balance the tones of the image it is more likely that the outcome will be good and successful.
- 6. Simplicity
Many photographers only concentrate in the simplicity of an image. Photographers do this by only highlighting the main components that add to the image itself. This will focus the viewers eye exactly where the photographer wants to. By changing angles and perspective or maybe getting up close to the subject of the image, you can often produce a photo that is simply beautiful as it is.
- 7. Format : Portrait & Landscape
The objective of portrait is to capture the part you like, the personality and mood of the subject. The main focus of portraiture is the persons face, although the whole body and also the background can be included.
The style landscape in photography is mostly used by professionals and amateurs. Landscape is usually used to capture the beauty of nature and other subjects that needs to be seen through art. Landscape photographers usually convey an appreciation of the world.
- 8. Birds-Eye-View
Birds-Eye-View is an image taken when the position is higher than the subject. Looking down on an image can be achieved in a number of ways. For photographers, birds-eye-view is a way to add interest to a picture or relate important information about the subject.
- 9. Worms-Eye-View
Worms-Eye-View is the opposite of birds-eye-view. This style makes an image look tall and imposing. Worms-Eye-View is very common in cinematography as a means of making characters appear more powerful.
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