Struggling to understand/practice composition

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stevenj2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,050
Re: Struggling to understand/practice composition

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Re below.

There is a story (very short is fine) in photographs. Little shows here. It is a snapshot.

Do you get a kind of 'tunnel vision' when getting ready to take the shot? Don't lose sight of the general scene, a story. Believe you are creating a bit of art and the frame is your canvas / or poster/ or cine frame.

So much more than thinking should the 'object' here be toward the left or right. Neither or both, depending on more than we can see or now about the reality of it. How about up or down or you walk or zoom back to have some of here arms and such seen on a window sill.

Later: Pose/ expression, lighting (even help from on camera little flash.


PerAE wrote:

Thanks for a very interesting post with great pictures as examples! Very easy to understand what you mean then, great stuff! I see what you mean by the direction of the energy

How would you frame a picture like this where the subject looks more straight ahead? Would you push that to one side( the left?) too?

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