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Composition Rules that Every Camera User must Learn

Simply having a high-end camera doesn't make you a good photographer; the way you compose your shoot decides the quality of your image. A good composition can help you take a wonderful picture even from a dull location, whereas composing it badly will make the most beautiful subject look like an alien. So why leave your photography to sheer luck; start practicing the below mentioned photography rules to take your work to the next level.


Simplify your shot

The way you see a scene is far more different than the way your camera sensor views it. While your eyes are trained to immediately pick out the subject even in a crowded scene, the camera isn't capable to identify who should be the subject. In case you compose a messy shot, it will be therefore, difficult for your camera to focus at the right spot, thereby decreasing the overall appeal of the photograph. Simple compositions are therefore, recommended. Keep your background as well as foreground as simple as possible so that the entire focus remains on your subject.

Never put your subject at the center of the frame

Most amateur photographers think placing their subject at the center of the frame will give them a lively look; however, this is against the rule of photography. This is because, human eye is more tilted to watch the points that are off-centered. While framing your shot, divide the entire frame using 3 horizontal and 3 vertical lines, thereby creating 12 imaginary squares. As per the 'rule of thirds', never place your subject at the middle square. Put him in any of these squares or on multiple squares except the middle one.

Don't concentrate on your background

People are more interested in looking at your subject rather than what's there in the background. Moreover, a busy background may snatch away the attention from your subject. Therefore, always fill your frame with the subject so that he gets maximum attention. You may also blur the background to avoid any distracting element. If you are not blurring it, double check it to find out if there are any disturbing elements that might spoil its quality such as a branch protruding behind your subject's head.

If capturing living subjects try to capture their eyes

Have your subjects look straight into your camera. Their eyes will instantly create a strong bond with the viewers. Even if they are not looking straight into your camera, make sure the eyes are there in the top 1/3rd portion of your image. Also, get down to their eye level and capture straight images. This is the most common way of photographing live subjects. Most hobby photographers as well as amateurs capture images from their own eye level and this is the reason why their pictures lack a bonding.

These composition techniques are sure to enhance the overall appeal of your images. However, these are not fixed rules. Don't hesitate to experiment with them and come up with your own technique. If you like these tips and find them helpful, why not join us on Facebook and benefit from our quick tips and tricks that we keep sharing there.



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