Composition is one of the most important elements in photography. You may adjust the exposure, balance and so on while post-editing. However, the composition is harder to change once the photo is taken.
There are some rules you can follow to take photos with great composition. I will share 3 of them in this post.
Rule #1 Rule of Thirds
This is probably by far the most well-known rule. It is the basis for well balanced and interesting shots.
‘Rule of thirds’ identifies four important parts of the image that you should consider placing points of interest in as you frame your image.
It also gives you four lines that are good positions for elements in your photo.
Rule #2 Leading Lines
The leading lines in the picture are natural lines that lead eyes to a point in the picture, or even out of a picture.
Rule #3 Diagonals
The diagonal lines create great movement and action. They also create points of interest as they intersect with other lines. This often gives your photo depth by suggesting perspective.
(Photo courtesy of Steve McCurry, an American photojournalist)
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