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The Basics #3: Composition Part 1Ever look at someone's gallery and every, single photo is landscape-oriented with the subject placed directly in the middle? While this is not necessarily bad, it can get boring quickly. This is a common way to start out when you first pick up and learn how to use a camera: point, center, click. In this journal, we will go through some ideas on composition, or how you 'put together' your photo.
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Composition can make a photo go from bland to intriguing, everyday to unique. No matter what type of camera you have, composition is something everyone should have in mind when taking photos. Even if you don't understand all the settings on your camera, taking composition into consideration is something everyone can do because it just depends on your eyes and how you see things.
With that in mind, all of my photos in this journal are shot with a compact camera to show that you don't need an expensive cam
Perspectives #1: Getting to Know Nature ShotsBesides our mini-tutorial type journals, from time to time, we plan on having journals from group contributors that share a bit about their own photography, what inspires them, and tips on how they go about taking a specific type of photo. This is the first "Perspectives" journal. Please leave some feedback in the comments letting us know what you think of this type of journal.
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Getting to Know Nature Shots
Everyone has a type of shot they really like to capture, whether it be Nature, Still Life, People, Architecture, etc., and there are times when it is hard to get the right photo of what you want. I always take time to figure out what I want to take a picture of, because literally everything could make a great photo - you are just the one putting the pieces into place.
Here are some "pieces" to consider when thinking about how to put your photo together:
- Time of day
- Where you are located
- Different perspectives tha