Posts Tagged ‘Photography composition tips’

How to use lines and shapes for better photos

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Lines and shapes play an important role in photography. They can be used to guide the viewer's eye around an image. If used unwisely they can also guide the viewer's eye straight out of the image.

You can find lines in almost any scene, but it's how you compose your photo to make use of the lines that is important. Try to compose the shot so that the line(s) lead into the image.

The Grand Corridors at Tanjore Brihadeeswara Temple - example of converging lines
The Grand Corridors @ Tanjore Brihadeeswara Temple by VinothChandar on flickr (licensed CC-BY)

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Written by Discover Digital Photography

August 1st, 2012 at 10:09 am

The Rule of Thirds Explained

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The rule of thirds is a compositional aid used to help photographers and artists arrange the elements of a picture in such a way as to actively engage the attention of the viewer. This method can be very effective in creating a strong focal point in an otherwise bland image. It can be applied to most scenes you may come across, from landscapes to portraits, still life to abstracts.

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Written by Guest

July 10th, 2011 at 11:06 am