I know I'm dating myself when I say that the 80s pop band Huey Lewis and the News was right when they sang that it's hip to be square.When it comes to photography, I love the square format.It open up new and creative composition opportunities that a normal rectangle format doesn't offer.It is especially useful when you find yourself in a creative rut.Many of today's cameras offer a square format setting that you can choose so that you can compose your photos in the square format right in... continue reading
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The RulesThese rules allow the photographer to gradually gain the sense of composition and own the skills to produce a beautiful image. Once you’ll have a certain experience, rules can be simply considered as guide-lines and be broken too if the situation permits.This is an example of an image that satisfies all the three fundamental rules of composition. The main subject is placed on the intersection of the segments that divide each side by three, the line of trees lead the eye towards the... continue reading
Isn,t it amazing how we look at something every day and don;t really SEE it. We walk by the the same things time after time and suddenly an idea for a photo pops into our head. Some of the best shots are often the simplest things. Part of being a good photographer is seeing things in a new light. At other times you see the potential but can't quite compose the shot the way you would like. Thankfully we now have digital cameras and the cost of our experimenting is dramatically reduced. Take some time... continue reading
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