Category Archive: Composition

Feb 07

9 Great Landscape Photography Tips

9 Great Landscape Photography Tips The Contest A couple of days ago I entered into a photography contest through the Arlington Museum of Art called Image as Art. The winners get a decent sum of money ($1,000 for first place) and the top 100 entries get the honor of being displayed in an exhibit which …

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Jun 05

Leading Lines in Photography

Leading Lines in Photography Another popular compositional rule that you’ll learn about in a photography class is leading lines. The idea is that using lines in a photograph, whether they be natural or man-made, can lead the viewer’s eyes to a certain point or subject and therefore make the photograph more interesting. Leading lines can …

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Jun 04

Rule of Thirds in Photography

Rule of Thirds in Photography If you were to take a class in photography, one of the first things you would learn is a compositional rule known as the rule of thirds. The point of the rule of thirds in photography is to guide photographers to create more interesting and dynamic shots by discouraging them …

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Jan 24

Camera Modes

Ever wonder what the P, A, S, and M stand for on your digital camera’s mode dial? Most dials have more than just those options, but the letters are the most common, along with some form of a green camera. The green camera (on the camera in the picture it’s the option that says “auto” …

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Sep 13

Pretty Pictures of Flowers

Pretty Pictures of Flowers Over the years, I’ve collected quite a few pictures of flowers. Below are m some tips for your own endeavors in the subject and my efforts at flower photography. Flower Photography Tips: 1. Don’t take flower pictures in direct sunlight. This causes a huge contrast and can take away from the …

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Aug 21

Photographing Lightning

Photographing Lightning Of all the pictures I’ve taken, the picture included in this post is probably one of my favorites. It took over 250 pictures to get this one; I just sat there and kept taking pictures until I got that one shot. This particular photo used ISO 100, f/2.8, and a shutter speed of …

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