Whether you are an amateur or professional photographer, composition is what brings your image altogether. There’s no need and worrying about your gear if you don’t understand the concept of composition. A better understanding of composition can take your photo from being a simple snapshot to a work of art.
There are some basic concepts you need to understand to help you with your composition. As you photograph more, the concepts will become second nature to you. You will simply shoot a quality photo without even thinking about composition.
You can boost the interest level of your photograph by changing around the composition. Many people struggle with knowing when to use which warmer composition, though. There are other compositions that are overused because the possibilities are unknown. One of the most overused composition rules is the rule of thirds.
The rule of thirds is a concept where you break up the photo into nine equal sections. The main subject of your photo and fall on one of the lines that makes up the grid. To properly use the rule of thirds, though, you need to keep in mind your content and style. Does the rule of thirds help you portray your message? If not, don’t use it.
In fact, considering the concept you want to portray should guide your composition. The composition is how you arrange each of the visual elements within your image. How do they relate to one another? If you simply change your physical location and perspective, everything about your photo changes.
There are many other composition concepts, such as using lead lines and triangles in photos. The best way to learn more about the different concepts is by trying them out. What about photo draws your eye to a specific spot? Is the photo giving you a certain feeling? If so, why? It likely has a lot to do with the composition of the photo.