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    Creative photography: how to think beyond the obvious with composition

    | Photography Tips | 23/01/2014 00:01am
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    How to break free from your rut for more creative photography

    How to break free from your rut for more creative photography: explore all possibilities

    Explore every possibility
    It’s easy to revert to tried-and-tested ways of composing a shot, but sometimes it’s good to try something different. Try shooting the same subject using different compositions, angles and lenses. Don’t walk away until you’ve explored every possibility.

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    How to break free from your rut for more creative photography: unconventional compositions

    Compose unconventionally
    Placing the subject in the centre works well with subjects that have some form of symmetry. Also, ignore the rule of thirds and place the main focal point in the extremes of the frame, with lots of empty space to add emphasis.

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    How to break free from your rut for more creative photography: unconventional compositions

    Change the perspective
    Most people shoot from a standing position. To add interest to your images, try shooting from low perspectives to exaggerate foregrounds and height. Alternatively, shoot from an elevated position, looking down on the subject for a more abstract approach.

    PAGE 1: Creative photography tips to try right now
    PAGE 2: How to break free from your rut for more creative photography
    PAGE 3: Be creative with focusing
    PAGE 4: Final tips for more creative photography

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    Posted on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips.

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