Filling the frame is the name of the game. But it’s WHAT you fill the frame with that matters. I was sharing some insights with a new photographer recently and it dawned on me that my own style has matured significantly since I was a newbie. The biggest change I see in my work is […]

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PestoCanon 7D, Canon 24-105ƒ/4L IS lens, 1/15th second at ƒ/5.6, ISO 100

In food photography, and photography in general, a good fundamental tip on composition is to create or find triangles in your images. Triangles keep the viewer’s eyes on the photo, since when you follow a triangle with your eyes you are basically circling around the image, looking at all the elements. In this image the […]

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At least once a month, I’m going to start talking about photography from a purely artistic point of view. I want to try to expose the photographers who stop by here to some “art lessons” in the hopes that those of you who really want to take things up a notch will spend some time […]

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Photofocus received several questions about composition this week so I thought I’d cover some basic tools that will help you improve your compositional skills. These ideas aren’t presented in depth or in any particular order, nor is the list complete. But it should get you started. Also note that you can find an argument for […]

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Copyright Scott Bourne 2001 – All Rights Reserved Iteration or a repetition of the subject is makes for pleasing composition. Notice how the mother wolf and her pup repeat a theme? They are both looking in the same direction. They’re both in profile. There are two of them. They are in harmony with each other […]

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All photos Copyright Scott Bourne 2010 – All Rights Reserved Here’s a simple composition tip – try to avoid merges. Merges are places where lines intersect in such a manner as to distract and run together. Note the first photo in the post. It shows the grain silo merging with the hill behind it. This […]

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Post by Andrew Darlow – Follow Andrew on Twitter If you’ve ever had the opportunity to visit an iconic building like the US Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. or the Vatican Museum in Rome (home of the Sistine Chapel), you probably looked up and admired both the workmanship and beauty above you. That same feeling […]

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