using edge tension & lines in photography composition - Darah Soria

how to use lines, edge tension & the rule of thirds in photographic composition & framing

[tips & tricks, photography lessons, ebook]

***first thing's first!!***

MAKE SURE YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH EDGE TENSION, LINES & THE FAMOUS RULE OF THIRDS IN YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY!

This project will assist you in learning how to use lines to frame your images. Using lines consciously can help a photographer understand how certain angles may affect the camera. When taking images you will notice differences in the lines of images ever so slightly. Looking up by even a centimeter may distort how straight the lines of an image are, or impact how well it is framed.

While framing images, it is important to watch for environmental distractions like sidewalks littered with trash and cigarette butts, or you know...some drunk guy passed out on the couch photobombing the picture. Elements within the environment should be carefully considered as to whether or not they help or distract viewers understand what the subject of an image is.

When considering edge tension you should understand which part of the image is your actual subject; e.g. a storefront, a cup of coffee, a dog, etc. Once the subject is defined, you will want to figure out what you are trying to convey. Usually your subject is going to be a noun, and your purpose will be the descriptor or adjective; e.g. to show that the storefront is abandoned, to show how well-crafted a cup of coffee is, or a dog that is tired. instructions

instructions

1. TAKE IMAGES WITH THE GOAL OF KEEPING YOUR LINES STRAIGHT, OR WITH USE OF THE "RULE OF THIRDS."
2. CHOOSE AT LEAST THREE FAVORITES.
3. EDIT YOUR FAVORITES IN BLACK AND WHITE.
 CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW > 
4. DOWNLOAD THE FREE BEGINNER'S PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE AND EBOOK.


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