composition Tag

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...

Tip of the Day – Composition

More on composition today. Pop quiz: which element of composition does this image predominantly use?⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II @ 59mm, ISO 320, 1/800 sec, f/4 View this post on Instagram. Want...

Tip of the Day – Centre Composition

Are you familiar with all the rules of composition? Centering is one of the most basic, but when done well, one of the more powerful techniques. It usually works best when your subject and/or background...

Tip of the Day – Negative space

From the archives - this week I’m digging up some old work to share! This photo is from May 2010 and has been re-edited. Photographing dogs isn’t all about getting their attention and having them looking...

Tip of the Day – Subject Placement

Careful placement of your subject (or changing your angle, viewpoint or perspective through lens choice) when shooting against a background with bright highlight areas is important. Even if some areas of the background are blown...

Tip of the Day – Negative Space

If the dog is facing off to the side and not directly towards you, make sure you leave enough negative space in the image for them to “look into”. Composing your image with negative space...

Tip of the Day – Converging Lines

Converging lines can be found in both nature and the constructed world and can lend a sense of time and place to an image. Leading lines add interest and help draw the viewer into the...

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