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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. *

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