10 Top Photography Composition Rules (easy enough for a non-photographer like me to understand :) )
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Photo composition is subjective, but a few tips can ensure you a strong picture every time. Here are the key rules of photo composition and why they work.
Rule of Thirds
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This picture is simple, yet shows a lot. There are 3 horizontal layers, from sky, ocean, and sand, while the vertical sections consist of different objects. The image is not too busy, and is easy to take in with plenty of detail to be taken in.
The Composition Hierarchy (One other rule I try to live by is to preserve some white space of the paper, canvas, fabric, whatever, even if only a tiny area.)
by Paul Strand
Photography Composition: The Golden Triangle Rule, another way to view the rule of thirds
10 rules of photo composition (and why they work) #photographytips