Do You Think About Composition Before You Take a Picture?

by Ram Ya September. 19, 2018 552 views

This week's PhotoBlog article is all about photography composition.

When I first started taking photos I was a bit overwhelmed by all the functions of my camera. I was trying to figure out the exposure triangle and apply it to my creative needs. However, those early photos rarely had anything special. I was shooting interesting sceneries and subjects but the photos came out Meh.

I think the secret to a good photo is the composition. Composition is a set of tools that helps you draw the viewer's eye to important objects. Do you agree?

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Russell Smith 2 years, 5 months ago

Composition is usually the 2nd thought I have for a scene . The first one is where is light and shadows . From there I can decide how I want to tell the story or how I think I want to tell the story.

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Ram Ya Replied to Russell Smith 2 years, 5 months ago

Thinks for sharing that, Russell. Starting to realize that my photos where I pay attention to shadows and light come out really well. Need to train my eye more to look for those.

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 5 months ago

Great shot! I love the deep focus, symmetry, lighting and clarity! Great info, Ram! Thanks!

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Ram Ya Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 5 months ago

Thanks, Jay!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Ram Ya 2 years, 5 months ago

Your Work=My pleasure!

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Goshaa 2 years, 5 months ago

Yes I think, but I have small woman's brain so not with very good result....

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Berckmans Peter 2 years, 5 months ago

Yes I do,and many times leave a bit place for cropping

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Ram Ya Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 5 months ago

I have learned this the hard way. Especially when shooting with a circular polarizer which adds lot of vignetting in corners.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Ram Ya 2 years, 5 months ago

Oh yes cp can be hell to handle

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 5 months ago

TFS Ram. grinning

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Ram Ya Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 5 months ago

You are teaching me new words grinning

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Lisa Britton 2 years, 5 months ago

The answer to your question is Yes - now. When I first started taking photos not really, now (most of the time) I put more thought and creativity into my photos. Of course not those quick snaps, but those thought out, I really want that special photo I have learned to be more patient and thoughtful.

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Ram Ya Replied to Lisa Britton 2 years, 5 months ago

That's so true, Lisa. When first starting it's all about settings, then you slowly graduate to thinking about composition and story. Thanks for the comment

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 5 months ago

Thanks for the information - very much appreciated! wink
Of course I shared it ...

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Ram Ya Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 5 months ago

Thank you so much, Sigrid!

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Abigail Gossage 2 years, 5 months ago

Balance and leading lines, what more could you ask?👍

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Ram Ya Replied to Abigail Gossage 2 years, 5 months ago

Thanks, Abigail grinning

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