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Tip of the Day – Diagonals and triangles

This is the final post of the Elements of Composition series on Tip of the Day!⠀ ⠀ Next week Tip of the Day will be having a break, while I prepare something a bit different for you....

Tip of the Day – Juxtaposition

This week is the third and final week of the Elements of Composition series on Tip of the Day.⠀ ⠀ Composition using the juxtaposition of one element with another is something not often used in pet photography,...

Tip of the Day – Fill the frame

This week is the third and final week of the Elements of Composition series on Tip of the Day.⠀ ⠀ Filling the frame is a compositional technique that is exactly how it sounds - filling the frame...

Tip of the Day – Creating depth

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re continuing the Elements of Composition series.⠀ ⠀ Today we’re discussing depth. Giving the impression of three dimensions via a two dimensional medium is always a challenge. Adding depth to...

Tip of the Day – Symmetry

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re continuing the Elements of Composition series.⠀ ⠀ Symmetry, also referred to as symmetrical balance, often goes hand in hand with centering, which was the very first element of composition...

Tip of the Day – Balancing elements

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re continuing the Elements of Composition series.⠀ ⠀ Apologies for missing the Tip of the Day yesterday, I had a super busy day filming Episode 4 of RealShoots - exciting...

Tip of the Day – Negative space

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re continuing the Elements of Composition series.⠀ ⠀ Today we’re focusing on negative space - the area of your image not taken up by the subject. It’s a universal element...

Tip of the Day – Rule of thirds

For the next three weeks on Tip of the Day, we’re delving deep into the Elements of Composition!⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The “rule of thirds” is probably the most well known and widely used rule of composition - and...

Tip of the Day – Pattern composition

For the next three weeks on Tip of the Day, we’re delving deep into the Elements of Composition!⠀ ⠀ Pattern can be a tricky element to incorporate into pet photography as often we’re working in natural environments,...

Tip of the Day – Framed composition

For the next three weeks on Tip of the Day, we’re delving deep into the Elements of Composition!⠀ ⠀ Another rather straightforward technique used to draw attention to the subject within an image, is framing. ⠀ ⠀ In this...

Tip of the Day – Leading lines

For the next three weeks on Tip of the Day, we’re delving deep into the Elements of Composition!⠀ ⠀ Using leading lines is a great way to draw the viewers attention to where you want it -...

Tip of the Day – Centered Composition

For the next three weeks on Tip of the Day, we’re delving deep into the Elements of Composition!⠀ ⠀ We’ll start off with the simplest element, which is often overlooked and even shunned because it is so...

Tip of the Day – Urban doorways

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Urban!⠀ ⠀ When shooting in urban areas, always keep an eye out for interesting doorways - those that are rustic, brightly coloured or contrasting with the surrounding...

Tip of the Day – Rainforest composition

It’s Barkarica week! I’ll be sharing photos from our last pet photography retreat all week. This is Sadie at Rainmaker at Barkarica in Costa Rica, February 2017.⠀ ⠀ Pop quiz! Which element of composition does this image...

Tip of the Day – Leading Lines

Use perspective to lead the eye to your subject. Man made structures such as roads, fences, railings and walls are all great as they provide straight “leading lines” in your shot. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Canon EOS 1D X,...

Tip of the Day – Narrow angle of view

A long lens is invaluable when shooting in busy, cluttered environments. The narrow field of view (only 10 degrees with a 200mm focal length) helps isolate the subject against a small area of background. With...

Tip of the Day – Negative space

Use negative space to improve your composition. If your subject is looking or facing towards one side of the image (not front on), always leave more space on that side of the shot. It gives...

Tip of the Day – Depth through layers

I often think the medium of photography is all about the process of condensing three dimensions into two, while retaining a sense of depth. One of my favourite ways to do this is by including...

Tip of the Day – Composition quiz

Another composition pop quiz today - which element of composition does this photo exhibit? Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS @ 16mm, ISO 2000, 1/500 sec, f/4 View this post on Instagram. Want more tips? This...

Tip of the Day – Negative Space

Include negative space to add interest, but make sure the subject is looking in or at least facing towards that direction or it may look accidental.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II...

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