A Friendly Photo Tip

July 31, 2011

Composition in Visual Arts (from Wikipedia):  “is the placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art, as distinct from the subject of a work.”

A common mistake many “picture takers” make is to make their subject the absolute center of the shot. While this may capture the memory, it often has little to no visual appeal.

Keep your subject slightly off center (some photographers use the “Rule of Threes” like a Tic-Tac-Doe board) and use the surrounding scenery to draw the viewer’s eye to the subject.


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