The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness Yann Arthus-Bertrand
In photography it’s not just what you shoot it’s also about how you shoot, now don’t get me wrong a good subject is a good subject but it’s also about composition a well-crafted scene can make a wonderful image out of almost any situation. there are several things you should consider before clicking the shutter button. For instance we all know about the rule of thirds the golden means but also if we spend too much time on these looking through the viewfinder we may lose the opportunity to take a picture. Trust me when I say composition after a while will become natural but for now let’s take a look at some of them.
The first one we will study is the rule of thirds, the rule of thirds suggest that the picture is divided into nine equal parts two horizontal lines and two vertical lines equally space and the subject should be place where the lines intersect. Aligning the subjects in the intersection of within the boxes, will make a more appealing, interesting photo versus placing the subject matter in the center. Sometime your subject is the skyline in this case the skyline should be place on lower horizontal line, and if your subject let say is the beach you could align your beach horizontal line with the upper horizontal line minimizing the sky.
The second has lots of names, golden rule, golden meridian, golden spiral, or Fibonacci spiral and it’s a little more difficult to understand, if you look at the Nautilus shell and keep it in mind the golden rule will be easier to understand. As the shell almost perfectly follow the mathematical equation of the golden rule. Simply put the golden ratio is 1.618 to 1, Fibonacci did a series of numbers that represent the ration and it goes like this 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89,144 Now see why I say just remember the Nautilus shell?
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