Quick Composition Tips

Centering the image (common mistake and the rule of thirds) *

 

            -The Horizon Line (and the rule of thirds)*           

            -Horizontal vs Diagonal*

 

 

Horizons should be placed either one third up or one third down in an image. Keep it out of the middle.

 

 

Have a clear subject with a foreground, middle ground, and a background.

 

 

The universe also exists beyond your eye level. Capture multiple viewpoints. Move high, move low and everywhere in between*

 

 

Try framing an image with a window, a doorway, or tree branches. Framing can accentuate the subject. *

 

 

Use lines to draw the viewer in and this technique creates some perspective. *