QuarterToDoom: Totally cheating as you're creating something new out of two separate images so its not photography and more in line with art/graphic design. Whats next on DPR, how to design sales flyers?
Except of course, this sort of stuff was done in the old darkroom days.
jkjond: Proscriptive composition? Is that the real deal?
All too many articles about composition fall back on the same old principles, crazily referred to as rules. It genuinely saddens me. Composition is a creative thinking process, not a database driven procedure straight jacketing subjects to fit a mould. People end up believing this stuff - not only using it to control their own shots, but applying it to their enjoyment of other images.
Forget the articles - concentrate on your subject and its environment and enjoy a little creativity and freedom.
"What are you going to do today Brian?""I'm going to take a creative photograph by placing my subject on the thirds intersection"
I can't wait.
please read the last paragraph.
Very well written article, clear, simple instructions and very easy to follow.
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