Compositions: Key to the superior photographs

Hope all of you are fine and are in good condition. As we all know COVID-19 is striking hard and the only cure is self-isolation. Though it might seem to be a critical condition for everyone to be in a self-isolation at home. But if we think rationally! It is giving us new chances to explore ourselves more deeply. Especially for the techies and photographers through learning. So we at Photomaniac! Have planned to gift you something interesting! And it is our first day of gifting, we are going to start with something to improve your photography massively! YEAH, YOU ARE RIGHT IT IS COMPOSITIONS! Compositions are the most important and least discussed topic for every photographer!

Various Compositions
Various Compositions. Image SOURCE:PETAPIXEL

What is composition?

Composition is the way on whose basis we arrange things in our photographs. But let me say you something interesting ! There are no hard and fast rules! But only guidelines. These are the most popular techniques! Followed by many photographers as a supreme Guidelines!

Good composition is like a suspension bridge – each line adds strength and takes none away….

1)Rule of Thirds: Basic of all Compositions:-

Rule of Third is the most easy and commonly followed composition. I have already written a blog on Rule of third! Check it here! I hope You have already checked the link! As a result, of knowing the rule of thirds! It is easy to place your subject and background objects in an accurate manner! To clarify this, let me show you an example! Meanwhile, if you have already seen my Rule-Of-Third blog, this one is a older staff!

Observe The Girl with respect to background

2)Leading Lines compositions:

Likewise, rule-of-thirds is also a game of lines! But the difference is that it directs viewers eyes towards the subject! What actually happens, this is basically used for emphasizing the subject. It directs viewers eyes forcefully towards the subject, even if he wants not to be!

In this photograph, though the subject is small, still your eyes are getting attracted to it because of the straight line created by the field!
Another good Example!

3)Frame within Frame compositions:

Frame within Frame composition does not deal with the line! We have most importantly, we need to understand what frame does actually means! ‘Frames’ are anything which provides bounding to photo! The first frame is necessarily what your camera is making! The second one depend on your creativity! Try out anything that surrounds your subject! It doesn’t necessarily need a bounding object! It might be a tree, a bench, a line, and even a human being!

A incomplete frame example: But Acting as a frame!

4)Symmetric Compositions:

In general,symmetric stands for similarity of image if it is divided in two halves! Likewise we can also term symmetric composition as CENTERED COMPOSITION!  There are times when placing a subject in the center of the frame works incredibly.

Perfectly Symmetric Shot

5)Shapes Compositions:

This is basically a classification of symmetric composition! In this composition we use several shapes to fill our photographs and to create a complex looks ! Likewise if we are shooting a pic of temple it is basically made of made of primary shapes ! Let me give you clear example.

This is full of circles,lines and rectangles.And no complex shapes

6)Fill Frame :

This is basically nothing but just filling the camera frame with your subject. This is very useful while taking portraits. We can consider this composition as the easiest as well as the most complex one. Because in this we do not need any kind of measurement just to fil the frame. On the other hand, it should be very clear that we are not going to eliminate the most important portion of our subject.

Watchout for this fantastic example! The frame is totally filled still the important portion of the subject is covered!

7)Rule of Odds Composition:

Up to this what you have learned is completely based on the arrangement and mainly deals with the shapes and sizes. But unlike others, this deals with human psychology. Some scientific study describes that anything which is usually odd in number attracts attention more. he theory proposes that an even number of elements in a scene is distracting as the viewer is not sure which one to focus his or her attention on. An odd number of elements is seen as more natural and easier on the eye. The theory proposes that an even number of elements in a scene is distracting as the viewer is not sure which one to focus his or her attention on. An odd number of elements is seen as more natural and easier on the eye. Now I will show you some interesting photographs:

Rule of ODDS:

8)Color Compositions:

Color combinations are the most interesting concept as there is no need for calculation, no need for psychology. Here you have to just match interesting color compositions either by eye setting or by theoretical color concepts like triad, tertiary, chromatic, achromatic analogous, compound, triadic, etc.I will define colour schemes later on.

This image provide a complementary colour scheme.

Here we came to the end! These are the basic yet advanced composition rule. And here is an announcement for you all we will be creating give away blogs every Sunday! Here we will give some premium quality brushes, premium fonts and even premium photoshop actions for free. You will also get the software, mobile lightroom presets, and many more. We will soon be releasing PDFs based on tutorials for lighting, white balance and many more for free. So stay tuned with us and subscribe to us. You can find more at this site.

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