Struggling to understand/practice composition

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Re: Struggling to understand/practice composition

BBbuilder467 wrote:

PerAE wrote:


I’m new to this photography thing (besides using my phone) and I’m having a hard time understanding how to compose my photos in a good way. There’s a tendency to put the subjects smack in the middle when I look at my photos. Not in all of them, but a lot.

I thought I’ll post two photos here where I deliberately put the subjects in the middle and with a lot of room around them so that someone who’s good at this could perhaps show me how you would have composed these scenes (and perhaps explain to me why you’d choose to compose them that way)

If the cat in the photo was fixated on a mouse outside the frame, how would you have framed and composed for the viewer to recognize that? The mouse isn't in the frame, but you want us to think it is.

That is a really excellent question because it requires an analysis of the image to tell a story which includes an element that isn't there even though there is space for it.

You would need to create an invisible mouse to think through it.

Nice one!

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