On the Art of Composing a Photograph

In some sense, it is easier to learn some things in photography than it is others. For example, camera settings are objective quantities that can be rigorously defined with regard to different scenarios. Others are a bit more nebulous and difficult to nail down, composition being one of the most notorious. This fantastic video dives into the subject and discusses a famous example. 

Coming to you from Ted Forbes with The Art of Photography, this awesome video talks a bit about composition in photography and looks at a well-known example. Composition is something most of us struggle with at one point or another. A lot of us end up defaulting to well-known heuristic guides like the rule of thirds or the golden spiral, and certainly, using those can produce workable or even great photographs. The problem is that if you always default to these methods and never explore alternate compositions, you are severely limiting your creative output and not getting the most from your practice. It is well worth taking the time to explore your methods of composition a bit and to experiment with ways of building a frame that you have not used before. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Forbes. 

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Aleenia N's picture

„On the Art of Copyediting“. 😉 Please proofread and correct the headline from „composing a photography“ to composing a photograph

Alex Cooke's picture

Thanks!