Composition

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....

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 – 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 – 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....

Tip of the Day – Composition

More on composition today. Pop quiz: which element of composition does this image predominantly use?...

Tip of the Day – Expanding Perspective

Carrying on from yesterday’s post about focal length - understanding the effects of focal length on perspective comes in handy when photographing a small subject in front of a big background - like Indy the...

Tip of the Day – Compressing Perspective

Understanding the effects of focal length on perspective comes in handy when photographing a small subject in front of a big background - like Indy the Miniature Poodle here in front of the Brisbane Gallery...

Tip of the Day – Space to look into

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 – Foreground Bokeh

I just love foreground bokeh in an image! To create it, place your subject in a slight dip, or get down super low to the ground. Make sure whatever you’re shooting past (usually grass) is...

Tip of the Day – Layer with bokeh

Use foreground layers to add extra dimension to your images and create interest. Foliage is great for this, foreground bokeh is so pretty!...

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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