Photography Composition Concepts

Composition – What Does it Mean?

Composition, with respect to photography, refers to what your photo is composed of. This includes the subject of your photo among other things that will be captures within your frame. While there are no fixed rules in photography, there are some guidelines that will help you to enhance the impact of your photos. We will focus on nine elements of composition that will give you the ability to recognize and capture stunning photos.

This is by no means a complete list of techniques or composition elements, but it is the beginning of your experimentation with photography.

9 Elements of Composition

For the next little while, we will do an exploration of the following 9 elements of composition:

  • Simplicity
  • Leading and Disappearing Lines
  • Filling Your Frame
  • Framing Your Subject
  • Symmetry
  • Perspective /Viewpoint
  • Movement into the Frame
  • Reflections
  • Rule of Thirds

Please go to Composition Assignment 1 to learn more about how you will explore these concepts.


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