Composition

This element of the photography we are going to talk about today is one of the most influential when it comes to taking good photos.

To understand it easily, composition is about placing all of the objects or elements that appear in it in an appropriate way.

There are many rules that we have to keep in mind to get a good composition, but today we will talk about only three. But we must never forget the basic rule of photography, this is not science, but art, so the best way to learn is by taking photos. Also, once you know the theory, you can do with it, what are you want, rules are made to be broken, right?

The Rule of Thirds

This rule is one of the most famous and its function attends to its name. If we look at the vertical or horizontal rectangle of the camera, depending on how we are taking the photo, we must divide it into nine equal parts, which will result in 4 points of intersection (in almost every camera these lines already appear by default on screens or viewers).

It will be in those points of interest, where we will place the elements that we want to highlight from our image and not in the right center, as we can think at first.

With this rule the intention is to give balance to the snapshot and get certain elements to gain importance in it.

The Rule of the Horizon Line

It is based on the previous rule and to use it we will look at the horizontal lines or horizontal thirds we spoke before.

We will place the horizon in the upper line, if we want to highlight the lower part and we will place it in the lower line, if we want to highlight the upper part, for example the sky with some beautiful stars.

The Rule of the Gaze

This rule is based simply on leaving space in front of the gaze of the subject (or object) we are photographing. This will give strength to the scene.

As you can see, there are many rules that apply according to the intention we want to give the photo or break them if we want to achieve something concrete. Soon we will continue to see new interesting aspects of photography in Pittaluga blog.