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Mastering composition in photography

Mastering composition in photography

Julius Shulman once said that the camera is the least important element in photography. He was of course right. But what is the most important one? You can definitely put composition very high on the list of important elements.

So what is composition? Composition describes placement of relative objects and elements in a photograph.

To understand what composition is just think about what you feel when you see a good photo (or a bad one for that matter)? All elements in a good photo just feel in the right places, everything looks aesthetically pleasing. Composition is all about balance. You have to make sure all the elements present in the photo are necessary for the story you are trying to pass on.

Composition is a way of guiding the viewer’s eye towards the most important elements of your photo and sometimes in a very specific order.

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