What’s the focal point in your photograph? If you don’t know then you’d better make your mind up because until you know, it’s going to be very difficult to plan the composition of your pictures effectively.
And while photographs may be static snapshots in time, you still need to make room for the implied movement that many subjects suggest. We’ll also explain the idea of negative space and how this affects your focal point.
Our latest photography cheat sheet takes you through all the key steps of how to compose a photograph. We start by looking at the different formats for your scene, where to place your subject within the frame, tips for drawing the viewer’s eye into the frame, and then move on to discuss ways to remove distractions and find the right perspective – among much more.
You might not realise it, but people can be some of the most challenging and rewarding subjects for macro photography. There’s almost an infinite number of ways in which the human body can be photographed, from friendly snaps to extreme abstraction.
With close-up portrait photography you can play around with all the angles, creating unusual portraits, exotic close-ups, and abstract artistic interpretations that use extreme lighting and imaginative, original photo compositions. In this tutorial we explain everything you need to know to get started.
Want to know how to apply the rules of photo composition to real-life subjects? Some have more relevance than others when it comes to portrait composition, depending on who you’re photographing. We’ll start by looking at how to compose a portrait in both formal and informal styles , then explain how a little visual savvy can make a big difference to your results.
Learn how to take control of perspective in your photo composition. In this tutorial we offer our best photography composition tips through your choice of lens to shooting position so you can start making perspective work for you.
Getting colors that work well together is crucial to any good photo composition. In our latest photography cheat sheet we answer the question, ‘What is a Color Wheel?’ and point out some of the key things you need to know.
Learning the basics of color theory can add instant impact to your photo compositions. In this quick guide we’ll take you through the best color combinations for photography according to color theory and how you can take it one step further to make truly amazing images.
Using a found frame within a frame is a great photo composition trick for filling space and adding depth to an image. In this simple guide we show you how to find your frame within a frame and how to make it work.
Our latest guide to improving photo composition shows you how to create balanced pictures. Find out how to use colours, shapes, light and many other factors to create harmonious compositions.
Find out how to convey mood and make emotional images by using muted tones and harmonious color schemes. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to shoot on-trend emotional images without any fancy software.