Photo composition is an essential part of every film process. If you do a poor job, your pictures can look dull, boring and out of shape. On the other hand, even a most familiar scene, can look fantastic with the perfect photo composition. This is one of the reasons why we set up some rules, which you should apply if you want your photos to be good. You don’t have to follow them blindly, and photo composition doesn’t have to too complex. Feel the environment and just go with the flow, what’s good on one picture, doesn’t necessarily need to be good on another.
Use the everyday scene
When you look at a scene whit your naked eye, your brain is trained to pick up the most interesting things and subjects quickly, but that’s not the case with a camera. Camera pickups everything and it your job as a photographer to capture and record the most beautiful parts. When you choose the subject, make sure to select the focal length or camera viewpoint, which is the center of attention. Of course, you can always keep your subjects outside of the picture or just keep them in the background. It all depends on your preferences, but also on outdoor conditions. Just remember, the simple you have, the bigger impact you will achieve.
Fill the frame
When you are photographing a large scene, it can be difficult to recognize how big your subject can be and how much you should zoom in. There is nothing worse than leaving an empty scene. In this case, your subject will be small, and you will leave your spectators confused. They won’t be able to focus on the most important parts and they will the all over the place trying to catch the point. In this case, you should fully zoom in and try to fill the frame or approach to the subject. If the subject is larger, then the clutter in the background is smaller.
Consider your aspect
You can easily get carried away and take every photo horizontally. From time to time, try turning it to get a vertical capture, adjust your position or zoom in to get a new and fresh style. You can always get vertical or horizontal style later when your crop the photo. When you are cutting a picture, make sure to match real – life subjects into proportions of the camera sensor. The best proportion is a 16:9 ratio.
Horizontal lines give a calm effect to a photo, while vertical imply stability and permanence. If you want a sense of drama and movement, then you should use diagonal lines. They don’t require a lot of effort, just shift in the position of change the focal length. But, keep in mind that they don’t work on every caption, so you should use diagonal lines sparingly.
Don’t only focus on your subject, but also look what’s happening in the background as well. Simple background scene can make your photo look stunning. On the other hand, don’t focus on the background at all, their pictures are messy and full of clutter.