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The Art of Using Aspect Ratios in Digital Photography.


Perspective. Basic Photography Techniques - Photographic Composition, Center of interest, Subject placement, Simplicity, Viewpoint and camera angle, Balance. Today, photography is characterized by a rapid growth in the development of technology and ideas.

Basic Photography Techniques - Photographic Composition, Center of interest, Subject placement, Simplicity, Viewpoint and camera angle, Balance.

Each year, millions of pictures are taken and an astonishing array of new films, cameras and imaging systems enter the market. One of the great attractions of the photography field is the ease with which basic skills can be learned. Unlike some of the older arts that take years of training to produce an acceptable product, anyone can quickly learn how to take a picture; however, photographic techniques must be mastered before you can become an accomplished photographer; therefore, mastery of the basic fundamentals is the foundation upon which you will build your photographic and professional skills as a Navy Photographer’s Mate.

Outside the Frame.


Negative Space. Basic Color Theory. Color theory encompasses a multitude of definitions, concepts and design applications - enough to fill several encyclopedias.

Basic Color Theory

However, there are three basic categories of color theory that are logical and useful : The color wheel, color harmony, and the context of how colors are used. Color theories create a logical structure for color. For example, if we have an assortment of fruits and vegetables, we can organize them by color and place them on a circle that shows the colors in relation to each other. The Color Wheel A color circle, based on red, yellow and blue, is traditional in the field of art.

There are also definitions (or categories) of colors based on the color wheel. Primary Colors: Red, yellow and blueIn traditional color theory (used in paint and pigments), primary colors are the 3 pigment colors that cannot be mixed or formed by any combination of other colors. Secondary Colors: Green, orange and purpleThese are the colors formed by mixing the primary colors.

Color Harmony 1.

One-Point Perspective

Photography Composition. » Basic Composition Techniques: Triangles. Introduction to Triangles.

» Basic Composition Techniques: Triangles

» How to Add Depth to a Photo. When we take a photo with our cameras, we turn a 3D image into just 2D, and that can cause problems when you’re trying to display depth.

» How to Add Depth to a Photo

It has it’s advantages and disadvantages, depending on what you’re trying to convey with your photo, but ultimately it holds you back when you’re trying to add depth to a photo. If you’ve read many of my tutorials on composition, then you’ll know by now that by implementing some of these techniques, that you can add depth quite easily, and we’re gonna have a look at them now. Rule of Thirds The most important thing you can do is to make sure that you have a foreground and a background, and to a great way to do this is to include the rule of thirds. The rule basically dictates that photos should be split into 9 equal parts; 2 equally-spaced horizontal lines and 2 equally-spaced vertical lines, and that important features within the frame should intersect with these lines at some point. Using Focal Points in Photography. By Robert Parviainen Next time you take your digital camera out and line it up for a shot pause before you press the shutter button and ask yourself: “What is the Focal Point in this Picture?”

Using Focal Points in Photography

Some other ways to ask the same question might include – What is the central point of interest? What will draw the eye of the viewers of this picture? What in this image will make it stand out from others? The reason a focal point is important is that when you look at an image your eye will generally need a ‘resting place’ or something of interest to really hold it. Once you’ve identified a point of interest or focal point you then should ask yourself how you can enhance it. The Skill of Composition. Improving your photography: Composition. IMPROVING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHYLesson Two: Composition by Peter Ensenberger,Arizona Highways Director of Photography In a recent "Photography Talk" column, I discussed developing an awareness of light and its relationship to the subjects in your photographs.

Improving your photography: Composition

Light and shadow become integral parts of composition when skillfully incorporated, and should be your first consideration before setting up to make a photograph. When lighting conditions have been evaluated and the camera position chosen to take best advantage of the light/subject relationship, the next step is composing the photograph. Balance in photography an important composition techniques. What does balance in photography mean?

Balance in photography an important composition techniques

If you place every element of interest in a photograph on one side or another, or more commonly by the beginners in the center of the image, you are leaving little or nothing to look at on the opposite side. This will be a unbalanced and most likely an uninteresting image. Formal balance There are basically two types of balance in photography. The first is formal balance, also called symmetrical balance. Informal balance The second type, informal balance or so called asymmetrical balance is when one or more dissimilar elements are balancing on each side of a given point. 10 Top Photography Composition Rules. There are no fixed rules in photography, but there are guidelines which can often help you to enhance the impact of your photos.

10 Top Photography Composition Rules

It may sound clichéd, but the only rule in photography is that there are no rules. However, there are are number of established composition guidelines which can be applied in almost any situation, to enhance the impact of a scene. These guidelines will help you take more compelling photographs, lending them a natural balance, drawing attention to the important parts of the scene, or leading the viewer's eye through the image. How Diagonal Lines add Direction and Dynamics to your Photos.

Introduction This is now my 3rd post on using lines as a composition technique, and in this post we’re going to be looking at the effect that adding diagonal lines does to a photo.

How Diagonal Lines add Direction and Dynamics to your Photos

Diagonal lines are important factors to try add to your photos now and then, as they create tension and dynamics in a photo and lead the eyes in a particular direction. When I add lines to a photo, I liken it to hanging photos on a wall; it’s either go to be perfectly aligned, or poorly aligned. What I mean by this is that if your lines are almost aligned with each other, it just looks like a mistake and needs straightening. Diagonal lines aren’t compared to the frame of the photo in the same way that horizontal and vertical lines are, so they have the freedom to move around and do what you want them to do, which in many ways, makes them much more useful. 3 Types Of Diagonals And below is a set of diagonal lines that have been created by the viewpoint of the camera. Leading The Eye Depth Vertical Into Diagonal.

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