Achieve bal­ance and form by us­ing these simple tech­niques in your shots

Digital Camera World - - PHOTO PROJECTS -

IDEN­TI­FY­ING and po­si­tion­ing the main subject, and other fo­cal points, in your im­age is at the heart of good com­po­si­tion. Get this wrong, and you’ll sim­ply end up with an un­bal­anced, awk­ward and un­ful­fill­ing im­age that will never look quite ‘right’.

So here we’ll start with the build­ing blocks of where to place sub­jects and fo­cal points to help you get bet­ter bal­ance, shape and dis­tri­bu­tion of form in your pho­tos. No sin­gle one of these rules and tech­niques is the ‘golden bul­let’ to get­ting the right bal­ance ev­ery time you take a shot, but if you are strug­gling to find a fram­ing and com­po­si­tion that works, im­ple­ment­ing one of these rules can re­ally help you get a shot that looks great, in­stead of one that is only des­tined to be deleted.

Re­mem­ber that be­fore you start us­ing these tech­niques you’ll first need to de­cide which el­e­ments of the subject you want to in­clude – and, of­ten more im­por­tantly, which you can leave out of the frame be­cause they dis­tract from, rather than add to, the im­age.

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