Hey everyone! I am so excited to be here today sharing with y’all some tips
on Composition in photography. My name is Madison, I write a little ‘ole
blog called Wetherills Say I Do! My blog is a little bit of everything and I do that on purpose. You’ll find things like photography, marriage & life lessons, tips, DIY projects
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My dad gave me my first camera when I was 10. I love portrait style photography and I’m shooting my first two weddings this summer. The best advice I can give you, about a lot of things in life, but especially photography is that you’ll only get better with practice! That’s why I love what Teresa is doing here with the Photography Challenge, so let’s get started!
Composition. This is probably one of the most important lessons in photography for me. The best part about it is that is can be applicable to any style of photography, including photography using your iPhone! Composition is an incredibly important skill to learn and is it what helps to convey your subject effectively.
If you haven’t already looked at lesson two from No Bad Foto, go ahead and do that. The basics behind the lesson are all about telling a story through your photo. Even if you are simply taking picture of a flower, landscape scene, or even your child, there’s a story to be told.
I want to talk about another element to composing a picture well that the lesson in No Bad Foto doesn’t mention. You may have heard of the rule of thirds. The basic concept is that any photo can be broken into thirds vertically and horizontally. How you place your subject within those thirds can make a huge different in conveying your story.
In the lesson, the author talks about emphasizing your picture and minimizing distractions. One way of easily doing this is by placing your subject into 2/3 of the frame of the photo. If you are wanting to show off the background then you can put your subject into 1/3 of the frame and leave the background as the other 2/3. Here’s an example, in the first I wanted to show off the subject, but in the second I wanted to show the background.