Composition is a very subjective thing in some ways, but in other ways there are some straightforward rules that will give you a head start. I’ve already explained some basics, such as the Rule of Thirds. This is another helpful principle to guide your composition. Effective Composition: Reduce, reduce, reduce Very often it is what you
The first and most basic rule of composition is: The Rule of Thirds When we pick up a camera and point it at something, or someone our natural inclination is to point directly at the thing or person that we are looking at. This is great for making sure of our subject, but it just
One of the more frustrating aspects of photographing wildlife at a zoo or a safari park is the intrusion of cages, fences and other paraphernalia. Of course, these things are there to keep us safe, but from a photographer’s point of view they distract from the image. What to do when you can’t avoid the
The biggest problem with photographing cars and other vehicles when out and about is the amount of distracting clutter that takes attention away from the subject. I spotted the car above in a car park in the centre of town, with cars, street lamps, bollards and other clutter all around it. I started photographing this
It’s very easy when you’re out and about with a camera to just look where you’re going: straight in front, head height. The simplest way to improve your photography is to look in a different direction. This bridge looks great from a distance, with the entire structure in view, but, walk underneath and look up
Negative Space Photography
Great photos can hinge on the simplest detail, and very often the great photographers understand this intuitively. For the rest of us we have to think about it! Fighting our natural instincts Our natural inclination when we take camera in hand is to point it directly at what we want to photograph. It’s natural because

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