Better Photographic Composition: Beyond the Rule of Thirds

February 20, 2016

Better Photographic Composition: Beyond the Rule of Thirds

There are a lot of technical details that need to be understood and mastered if you want to become a good photographer. There’s stuff relating to lighting and white balance, there’s the exposure triangle of aperture, shutter speed and ISO, there’s equipment and lens specifics, focal length and lens speed…

It can take some doing to get a handle on all of the technical knowledge that’s need to consistently capture a good image.

But….

A technically correct photo isn’t necessarily an engaging one. We’ve all see images like this. The lighting, exposure and focusing are all spot on. But there’s still something missing.

In photography, good composition is the last ingredient, the one that can move an image beyond technically correct and make it a photo that is dynamic, compelling and visually satisfying.

The video below is a lecture by David Brommer and is presented by B&H. It’s all about the basics of photographic composition and is filled with lots of helpful ideas.

It’s a long video–just over 2 hours–but well worth the time. I think you’ll enjoy it! Check it out:




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