In simplified terms when we talk about an image’s composition, we’re talking about how the various visual bits and pieces in a scene have been organized. This organization inﬂuences not only how the ﬁnal image looks, but also how it feels and what we take away from it in terms of meaning. This eBook is designed to provide a path to learning how you can take more exciting photos, all through the power of composition. Found here: Incredibly Important Composition Skills
A strong composition is striking and engaging. It can draw viewers in with only a glance, before they even know what your image is about. On the other hand, a bland composition may fail to attract your audience’s attention, and your image could be completely ignored. Ouch.
A few of the many topics covered (223 pages):
- You’re About to Get Composition Superpowers
- The Frame
- What is ‘The Frame’?
- The Magic of the Frame
- Aspect Ratios
- Exercise: Through the Viewﬁnder
- Compositional Elements
- Fundamental Elements
- Secondary Elements
- Exercises on Compositional Elements
- Compositional Techniques
- Things to Keep in Mind
- Compositional Techniques
- Negative Space, Rule of Thirds, Balance
- Bonus: The Rule of Odds
- Visual Paths , Layering, Juxtaposition, Simplify
- Exercises on Compositional Techniques
- Composition Decisions
- Essential Composition Questions, Decisions, and Quiz
- Common Composition Problems and How to Solve Them
- The Big Idea
Composition also inﬂuences the way your audience ‘reads’ and understands the content of your scene once they’ve been drawn in. When we view photos, we tend to look around them in somewhat predictable patterns. For example, our eyes will tend to ﬁrst latch onto things that are visually striking, like an emotive face, a bright light, an object that occupies a large part of the frame, or something sharply in focus in an otherwise blurry scene. Then they move to the less visually striking elements.
As we ‘read’ a photo, we extract information that contributes to our understanding of the photographer’s message. A well-composed image will bring the focus to the right elements, in the right order, and won’t leave the viewer bogged down with stuff that distracts or confuses. Though the viewing process is ultimately subjective, a well-composed image will increase the chance that the viewer takes away the message you want to convey.
Finally, composition inﬂuences your viewers’ perception of your style or artistry. The way you choose to arrange elements in space will inﬂuence the aesthetic qualities of your image.
“The goal of this tutorial is to equip you with knowledge and techniques that will help you compose effective images with conﬁdence. No longer will you feel like you’re guessing at what makes a strong composition. By the end of this journey, you’ll know how different elements affect your photo, how to combine them, and how to do it all in your own unique style. Boom!”
How to get a copy:
Comes in PDF format that can be read on computers, phones and most tablets (works great as a mobile reference out in the field). It also carries a 60 day no-questions-asked guarantee, if you are not satisfied with any part of the book just let them know and they will give you a full refund so there is no risk in trying it.
Found here: Incredibly Important Composition Skills
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