Stories tagged with composition

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Mountain Magic: Shooting in the Lofoten Islands

Way up in Norway's arctic northwest lies a small, yet incredibly beautiful and diverse archipelago, home to some of that country's most magical landscapes and a truly wonderful winter atmosphere. Photographer Erez Marom shares his experience of shooting in the Lofoten Islands in Arctic Norway, from a traditional fishing village to mountains and ice-covered lakes. Learn more

Behind the Shot: Shredded

Nature photographer Erez Marom explains all about the creation of his shot 'Shredded', from location, equipment, composition and parameters down to post-processing.

Behind the Shot: Winter Paradise
Nature photographer Erez Marom tells the story of his Aurora Borealis shot 'Winter Paradise'.
Behind the Shot: Lost in Space
Nature photographer Erez Marom takes us through the complicated process he went through to achieve his image 'Lost in Space'.
Behind the Shot: Nautilus
Nature photographer Erez Marom explains his workflow in making his shot 'Nautilus', from location and composition to post-processing.
Shooting Godafoss: Erez Marom takes us behind the picture
Nature photographer Erez Marom explains how he created his image 'Shooting Godafoss', shedding light on everything from image parameters, location, composition and gear choice to post-processing.
Behind the Shot: Dark Matter
Nature photographer Erez Marom explains how he created his image 'Dark Matter', shedding light on everything from from composition and gear choice to post-processing, and what to call the final picture.
Theme and Variations
The best images are often made close to home. And photographing the same scene over and over is the photographer's equivalent to the daily run of the marathoner. See how photographer Carsten Krieger has explored a single scene in his native Ireland over the years.
Breaking the Rules
Many photographers look to follow rules to make a better image. Photographer Thomas Park discusses how you can unlock creative possibilities by breaking these rules instead.
Masterclass: Arnold Newman
Masterclass, a handsome new book of images made by Arnold Newman, the first published since his death in 2006, contains familiar works as well as several previously unpublished pictures. For fans of portraiture 'Masterclass' is definitely worth a look.
Compositional Rules
In this article, photographer Thomas Park discusses some time-honored compositional rules for creating effective photographs, and explains why they are successful.
Evolution of an image
Professional photographer Carsten Krieger takes you through his process of creating a landscape photograph.
Envisioning Family: A Photographer's Guide to Making Meaningful Portraits of the Modern Family
A mixture of personal anecdote and practical advice, 'Envisioning Family: A Photographer's Guide to Making Meaningful Portraits of the Modern Family' by Tamara Lackey should be of interest to anyone who wants to add a little something extra to their family portraits. Adam Kaplan takes a look.
First Pictures by Joel Sternfeld
This handsome collection brings together Joel Sternfeld’s early color photography and includes many compelling images that have not been widely seen. First Pictures contains many captivating pictures and provides insight into the development of one of America’s true masters of color photography
How to Use Composition to Improve Your Images
Composition is the most important component of great photography. Understanding how to compose an image will improve your ability to take good pictures.
Edward Weston: One Hundred Twenty-five Photographs
Published in conjunction with the 125th year after Edward Weston’s birth, this large, lavish book reproduces a generous selection of the most important work of this wonderful and canonical photographer.
Square Format: not so weird
The square format has gotten a reputation of being weird, difficult, and generally just not done. But it's not all that. Here's some background on square format, and guidance on when and how to take advantage of it.
Landscape Photography Primer
Landscape photography has long been a popular endeavor, but doing it well involves much more than simply taking your camera to an exotic location. Learn some of the equipment, logistical and technical basics you need to get started in this genre.
The Photographer's Mind: Creative Thinking for Better Digital Photos  By Michael Freeman
In a follow-up to his widely regarded book, The Photographer's Eye, documentary photographer Michael Freeman has published a fascinating text that aims to help photographers to be more thoughtful in their picture-making.
Walker Evans: Cuba
'Walker Evans: Cuba' is a striking collection of photographs taken during a visit by the young photographer in 1933. Although not as polished as Evans' later work, the images in this collection provide a fascinating insight into a unique moment in time and a nascent photographic genius.
Shoot Close Up For Impact!
Shooting close up for impact (SCUFI) is a great technique for separating a subject from its surroundings to create compositions with greater stopping power. This is not a macro technique, but actually getting closer to your subject.
The Rule of Thirds: A Simple Way to Improve Your Images
The rule of thirds is an easy way for beginning photographers to improve the composition of their photographs. This article explains how to break away from a center-oriented composition and create a more dynamic image.
Seascape photography
Beautiful seascapes shot in stunning locations can really enhance your image collection. Read the tips in this article to increase your chances of success and get your images of the coastline to the next level.
Mountain bike photography technique
Whether it’s on a recreational level or part of the pro race scene, access to mountain bike photography is usually very straightforward. A DSLR with a standard zoom lens is all the kit you need and if you read the technique tips in this article you are ready to get started.
The left side of your brain handles communication and analysis, whereas the right side processes audio / visual inputs. Stefan Papa explains how an awareness of this duality can help you take better pictures.
Photo Tip: Left of Center
In this installment of the Photo Tip series, learn how to create more dynamic compositions.
Photo Tip: Five for Five
In this installment of the Photo Tip series, learn a great technique for capturing perfect compositions every time.
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