A review – Photography and Composition

Unlike a painter photography cannot simply add and remove things that are not there. However they can “compose” a photo. The basic if these is known as the “rule of thirds” I got into a habit early on of centering my photos, the subject was in the center and the horizon was in the center. According to the “rules” this was wrong.

The subject should be on 1 of the 4 dots and the horizon should be on 1 of the thirds not center.

In landscapes you are taught to divide a photo in to foreground, middle ground and background. The foreground should lead your eye into the middle ground and onto background. This is true for wide and ultra wide angle lens. Most of my photos I did try to achieve this.

Composition is a science as much as an art and it is something that I need to focus on more in 2020