What Do You Need To Compose

What Do You Need To Compose

July 10, 2020 Off By John Authen

There are those who find it very difficult to acquire these skills, perhaps because they innately have them, others need to learn them and put some effort, but in the end, if you are passionate about this, you end up composing like a true teacher. Here are the most important elements, in my opinion, that you should pay attention to if you want to master photographic composition:

Feel: But you already do this; otherwise, you would not like the photograph nor would you be reading this blog. He who beats a heart is fine, but the feeling is what distinguishes you from all other things. This explains why a luxurious camera of more than a thousand dollars, by itself, is not capable of capturing a great photograph. It will play around with settings and apply automatic settings but will shoot whatever is in front of it. The cameras don’t know how to compose yet. To compose you first need to feel, and then you must make decisions about how to place each of the elements you have in the scene, an infinity of aspects that you can control and on which you can decide. The cameras only make pre-programmed decisions at the factory.

Learn The Basics Of Composition: Converting what you feel into a photograph requires you, as a photographer, to make a chain of decisions regarding lines, shapes, colours, contrasts, location like places in new York: https://photolemur.com/blog/best-things-to-do-in-new-york-at-night, and a host of elements as I mentioned before. The composition obeys some rules and some knowledge that help you when making those decisions. Learning them makes your task easier and helps you get the photo right.

To Practice: All learning is useless until it is put into practice. Only by taking (grabbing, buddy) your camera and throwing yourself into the ring with it will you be able to transform that theoretical knowledge and that learning into something real. Maybe you already know a lot about photography and composition, but practice perfects you, makes you faster, more precise and successful. Would you like to know most attracting places to take photos in new York? Take a look at this: https://photolemur.com/blog/30-best-places-to-take-photos-in-new-york.