September 2, 2009

“Find a Triangle”

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Composition is an extremely important aspect of photography. Not only do you want your subjects to be positioned in a pleasing part within the frame (usually on a third-line) you also want to make sure that they are not pushing your viewer’s eyes too far to the edge of your photo.

One way to avoid this is to find triangular “flow” within your image. In the image above I have three main objects: a devil, a man, and a contract. My intention was to get the viewer’s eyes to circle around the photo without naturally being drawn too close to the edge and off the frame. You may start with the devil, then see that he is looking at the contract, then notice the man signing the contract … the point is to keep you, the viewer, interested and not lose your focus or have your eyes wander away from the main part of the image.

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About Nicole S. Young

Photographer, author, entrepreneur. I love photographing food and landscapes, and have written several how-to books on Photography, post-processing, and creative inspiration. You can find more about me on my blog, online store, as well as on Google+ and Twitter.

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