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3 05, 2017

Composition in photography: Framing

By | May 3rd, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: |3 Comments

Framing is a basic part of photographic composition that photographers use in every shot. What you include or exclude from the photo will define your frame. But there are ways of framing within the actual image that will emphasize your subject by drawing attention to a specific part of a photograph.   A frame within a [...]

3 04, 2017

Composition in photography: Using light and shadow

By | April 3rd, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: |2 Comments

Photography literally means ‘writing with light’ – that immediately tells you how important lighting is in photography. Understanding light is a priority in photography. Without that knowledge you will not be able to continuously produce great photos. As it is with everything in life, where there is light, there must be shadow – they go hand [...]

30 03, 2017

Composition in photography: Creating a sense of depth by using leading lines

By | March 30th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: |1 Comment

A leading line is used in photography to literally lead the gaze of the viewer from one point of the image to another. Using leading lines to create an illusion of depth is probably one of the simpler composition techniques you can learn, while still being very effective. Leading lines can be found everywhere – [...]

28 03, 2017

Composition in photography: Filling the frame

By | March 28th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: |3 Comments

We’ve been talking about principles of composition in photography in a number of posts now, but we haven’t touched the subject of filling the frame. What does filling the frame actually mean? It means exactly what you may assume it means even if you’ve never heard about it. It is one of the principles in photography [...]

25 03, 2017

Composition in photography: Positive and negative space

By | March 25th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: |1 Comment

Talking about composition in art and photography may seem intimidating, especially if you are new to the photographic practice. It maybe sounds technical, but in this article we are going to explore what is space in art, more specifically what is positive and negative space in photography. Don’t freak out because of the terminology, space composition [...]

24 03, 2017

Composition in photography: Minimalism

By | March 24th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

Minimalism began as an artistic movement in the US in the 1960s. In visual arts it meant moving from abstract expressionist painting to more simplified, geometric shapes. Minimalists claimed their art was not so much about self expression, but rather a more objective method of creating. Minimalism includes balanced forms, neutral surfaces, repetition, geometry, color, etc. [...]

20 03, 2017

Developing Country; Developing Photography

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: Travel|Tags: |3 Comments

Photography enabled me to capture a typical day in this tropical country. It never goes without the bustling streets, the frantic passengers going in and out of jeepneys, and the warm weather. This is my home: the Philippines. I have been living in Davao City, a city in the southern part of the island of Mindanao, [...]

19 03, 2017

Understanding the rule of odds in photography

By | March 19th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: |2 Comments

One of the basic and simpler rules for composing a photograph is the rule of odds. Photographic composition is often left to chance. You see something interesting – you photograph it. There’s a split second of time left for you to make a decision, which is why photographers aren’t as free as painters or designers to [...]

18 03, 2017

Using rhythm as a tool of visual interest in photography

By | March 18th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: |3 Comments

Rhythm is a part of life. Our heart beats in a rhythm, we breathe in a rhythm, sleep; wake up, night follows day, the seasons change. Rhythm is present in different types of art forms: music, dance, poetry, theatre, film. And photography is no exception.   Using rhythm to draw attention to certain elements [...]

6 03, 2017

Styling and Composition in Food Photography

By | March 6th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: |2 Comments

If you want to stand out from the crowd, styling and composition in food photography is a crucial factor in building your own unique style as a photographer. The demand for food photography is huge at the moment and is constantly growing. Food blogs, cookbooks, restaurants’ websites and magazines create a large market where you can [...]

14 01, 2017

Leading lines to create better photos

By | January 14th, 2017|Categories: Art of Photography|Tags: |0 Comments

How leading lines improve your photos Photographs are effectively two–dimensional flat objects, but by using leading lines, you can add a lot of perspective to images. It helps with photo composition and takes the viewer on a visual journey, allowing their minds to wander deeper. The good news is that there are no real rules when [...]

8 12, 2016

Landscape Photography: Tips on Capturing Stunning Photos

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

Landscape photography is a genre in photography that requires a certain amount of effort that is not usually a pre-requisite in other photography genres. Capturing beautiful landscapes actually has a science to it – you cannot produce stunning landscape pictures without actually preparing and looking for the perfect location to capture the photo. In here, we [...]