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Composing Photographs

Composing Photographs

A camera is a device with which you can capture your memories, hangouts with friends, trips with the family and many more events that you want to keep like a treasure. All of this was made possible when the camera was invented. Every single day, camera is changing with advanced features and functions. Modern camera has almost all the features that a person might need. A reasonably good camera automatically chooses best exposure, focus, selects suitable ISO and performs numerous other functions. Although a digital camera has a large number of features, one major lacking point is composition of pictures. It cannot select a best photo for a person. It cannot think or read what is there in the mind of a clicker.
When a person has an advance camera liker DSLR, half of the work is automatically done by it. Most of the required things can be adjusted for user. The only work to be done by photographer is clicking. However, it’s totally upon photographer to pick a frame and choose an angle. On first look, it seems too easy to do but when you are looking at your photographs, you will find something missing and seem unable to get what’s missing. Well, there are lots of tricks and techniques to make a picture look truly awesome. In this article, we are sharing some very simple yet impressive techniques that can be used by everyone.
Remember that  three primary arrangements are necessary to compose any photograph:

1) You can ask people to move and arrange objects according to focus of camera. This arrangement is suitable when people are at audible distance.
2) When you are doing experiments with photographing objects, arrange them according to your need. But this is works only when objects are near.
3) Las, easiest as well as efficacious way is to move yourself and camera too. Change your point of view towards the picture.

Do not rush for very famous views and angles. A will explored, famous place can also provide some great photographs when you have specific composition. Put your eye on camera’s view-finder, take a picture and immediately review it. Click the same picture more than once time with different viewpoints. At every click you will find the difference and feel the change. You will surprised to see how a single turn can make a world of difference. A few meters walk to a different direction will change the view completely.

Pleasing the audience:

If you taking photographs only as your hobby, your photographs generally have a same look and feature because you are doing it only for yourself and you are taking same kind of photographs. You won’t think what other people really want to see. You may find interesting image in a randomly placed glass, chocolate and a paper together but others may not. Here is this main part of photography, which is, improving composition in the eyes of others. A smiling face of a kid, a rare emotion on the face of an old man may not seem attractive in a real world but if composed well it could well be worthy of a prize.. The only key to success is magnifying perspective to ‘see’ the picture. Try to overcome common cliches and experiment in new genres .

Framing the view:

In general, you see the picture with your eyes, feel the beauty and then ta5ke a picture. If you want a professional touch, first try to see the context with the camera’s viewfinder. Way too often, your eyes ignore some aspects which are hard to see and when you really take a photograph, there is nothing special. Sometimes, there are empty useless places around the edges or the frame is full of unnecessary objects. Don’t panic if such things creep in. It’s easy to move slightly closer or far and adjust the frame accordingly. Have a final look before pressing the shutter and make sure that edges don’t seem empty, there is proper focus on the subject and main subject is not being overshadowed by distractions.
The change you are going to notice is how your subject looks in actual world and how it seems  in a photograph.

Rule of Thirds

This rule is very popular among photographers and artists. Three imaginary lines are drawn vertically and horizontally to the image so that it divides into nine parts. These elements will be placed exactly where the lines are crossing with the other line. Hence there are mainly nine imaginary points in image where you can adjust your photo or can adjust elements lying in the picture. You can put objects in any of the corners according to your preference. The rule helps to make eye catchy and balanced photograph so that it looks perfect. You can use Rule of Thirds in single object as well as multi-object photography. We should make it clear that “Rule of Thirds” is a guideline only and not exactly the rule.
Breaking the Rule of Thirds:
Once you achieve the mastery in any technique, you can learn to break it too. If you have an ability to create an image by breaking the rule then it’s great. Rules are made to create just some guidelines, not boundaries. Ignore them if your subject doesn’t fit your imagination, bend them if you are not satisfied or just forget them if you can create a better masterpiece.