Composition „Beginners Guideline“

Here is an amusing old thing – composition! Many people are aware that the knowledge of composition helps photography. However, it is likewise, what does not require much attention.

My feeling is that the perfect way of teaching an individual about composition is from the perspective where it’s an exercise aimed at training the individual’s eyes to view a prospective photo differently. Do not follow what they say verbatim but utilize the knowledge acquired in shaping photos into what is amazing to behold. 

Rule of Thirds

Perhaps this is the number one rule on composition that photographers encounter. The reason is that it is not difficult and it works.

The rule is about dividing the frame of your camera into thirds and planting major objects along these lines for improved workability of the composition. This works quite well and it is good for individuals yet to acquire more knowledge concerning photography, as it helps to improve photos such that they appear amazing.

The notion behind is to encourage a viewer to examine the photo personally when they see something more than just the subject.

Composition has many fundamental elements that one should learn; however, here is a good place to start attempting and keying into composition.

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The easiness and uneasiness that comes with a view of a photo is a result of balance. Balance influences our feeling. We are relaxed when a photo is balanced.  

Your choice of making a photo balanced or not is not actually the point. The point is that it is necessary to know your motive for the choice. That is, the justification. Likewise, it is more of when you have adequate knowledge, it becomes easier to come up with that you desire.

Visual Weight

It is known that there is a difference between visual weight and size or weight and it basically according to elements like human eyes and writing in a photo.

The knowledge and comprehension of visual weight helps to be aware of the way individuals view photos and the way to set certain elements in a frame for the direction of the viewer’s attention. It is something to understand and not just a tool or rule.

visual weight


When you take the photo of an individual, you are doing it using eye lines. There is need to comprehend how these influence the way we see photos.

By now, I am sure that you fully understand visual weight; therefore, you have the understanding of the influence of a face in a photo. However, more things are involved than that.

With eye-lines, we are able to pay attention on various parts of a photo, produce tension as well as other photographic elements. Despite not being physical lines, their usefulness is such that they can bring forth various elements such as triangles and vertical lines.


Single Point

It is important for us to consider the functions of a single point on a photo as it influences certain things beyond our thoughts. 

Considering a single point of interest when working on a photo entails the consideration of one of the major fundamental composition forms in existence and it occurs often. The best thing is to know the usage. 

There is possibility of having interest to another plain photo from a single point. Most times, they are small and differ strikingly from the rest of the image. It is not necessary for a photo to possess points of interest for success.

single point


It is time to talk about triangles.

There are triangles in almost all the things that we see. The only thing is how to distinguish them and become aware of how to use them.

Triangles are some of the tools for composition due the easiness in making and manipulating them. They are found almost everywhere. They help with the combination various compositional techniques like lines and paths, utilized for the creation of amazing photograph. Triangles are able to give a photo a feeling of stability or instability.

Many of the photos that you take will possess three distinctive points of interest. The only thing is to be able to identify these and link them together to become sensible.


A horizon is the line formed following the division of a frame by a single, dominant line. They are somewhat well-known in outdoor photography, especially landscapes.

If nothing is attractive in the photo, this line dominates the photo based on its separation of the frame. The position that you place the horizon is able to have great influence on the image – where is more interesting in the photo and what is your desire regarding the viewer’s feeling with the division?

horizon photography

Frame Within a Frame

One of the elements of photography is a frame. They are useful in leading the viewer’s eyes into the frame, with a focus of them on a specific point. Frames make provision for provide a feeling of repetition, depth and a path for an eyes’ exploration.

A photo of a scene characterized by a foreground feature helps to have an attractive build up to the major part of a photo and possibly, in certain situations, have the same weight as other parts of the photo.

frame within a frame

Dynamic Tension

Dynamic tension helps to use the energy and motion available in the frame for drawing the eyes of the viewer out of the picture in comparative directions.

We have considered various lines usable in a photo for attractiveness. There is addition of various extent of contrast between these lines when Dynamic tension picks them, thereby promoting attractiveness.

The following picture is very simple and it is demonstrating dynamic tension  – there is movement of the lines outwards from the center of the photo to the edges.

Here is the point at which composition can start getting somewhat further advanced, however, have the tendency to bring about interesting photography. Make use of the what you have learnt to come up with photos having more depth.

dynamic tension

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