Photo therapy: shoot how you think!

Peter Fenech
(Image credit: Peter Fenech)

In photography we often talk about focussing the viewer's attention, or directing where the viewer looks. This is usually followed by a discussion of compositional tools such leading lines, the golden ratio and the rule of thirds, which all function to tell the viewer where in the frame they should be looking. But have you ever asked why?

Why do leading lines work? Why does the golden ratio appeal? Why is directing attention in a photo necessary at all? 

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Peter Fenech

As the Editor for  Digital Photographer magazine, Peter is a specialist in camera tutorials and creative projects to help you get the most out of your camera, lens, tripod, filters, gimbal, lighting and other imaging equipment.

After cutting his teeth working in retail for camera specialists like Jessops, he has spent 11 years as a photography journalist and freelance writer – and he is a Getty Images-registered photographer, to boot.

No matter what you want to shoot, Peter can help you sharpen your skills and elevate your ability, whether it’s taking portraits, capturing landscapes, shooting architecture, creating macro and still life, photographing action… he can help you learn and improve.