Rules of Composition

Improve Your Photography with Better Composition

Composition trumps all other aspects of photography. A technically perfect image with poor composition is still destined for the trash, but a beautiful composition with less perfect exposure or sharpness…. can still be a work of art. So before you waste too much time and money on equipment and learning fancy techniques, try learning some basic composition and watch your photography improve nearly instantly.

Candid Photography takes a lot of planning

Many photographers are under the impression that great candid photography is just a matter of being lucky. If only that were true… it would be a lot easier.

Most often my candid photos, while not posed, are pre-planned. I will notice a situation that has potential for a great shot “if only things were like this or like that”… but if you interfere and try to pose and create “this and that” you will often ruin the shot (and certainly damage the candid nature of the photo).