Tuesday, October 31, 2017

SocietyMassCom: Photo Composition (W11-P1) Fa17

"You don't take a photo, you make a photo."   Every thought of photography this way?

Put another way: You compose a photograph.  You don't just take it.

Composition is the arrangement of the objects in the photograph or any other work of art.  

As a photographer you have some control of this arrangement in your photograph.  You can move objects around.  You can move yourself around to shoot your photograph from a different perspective.  You take some control over your environment and not just take a photo of what you are given.

In general there are rules of composition that are used in art in general and photography specifically.

One of the best online sources for an introduction to the rules (or guidelines) of photo composition can be found at Photoinf.com.  The site covers six rules of composition discussed there.  For our purposes here, we'll just focus on three of them, simplicity, rule of thirds and framing.

Now, how would you apply these rules in your photograph.  Go try it.  Now go take some photos -- I mean go make some photos.

Of course, there is more to composition than the above, but the above are the basics.

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