I thought it'd be fun to do a variety of photography tips on my blog. I will try to do them every Tuesday...no guarantees though. ;)
Today's tip is composition.
Now the thing to really understand about composition, is that there is no right or wrong way to compose a pictures. It really just depends on what you want you picture to say! Do you want to include everything for the viewer to see, or just a part of it?
If every picture included the subject smack dab in the middle, it wouldn't be very fun and interesting to look at pictures! When you take a picture, see what different compositions you can come up with! Move to the left or right, up or down, above or below, zoom in or out. Include the whole subject, or just part! Try "seeing" the picture from someone else's point of view (ie, from a child or insect's point of view).
Here are some pictures of different compositions to give you some ideas to try out! (These are all pictures I took with my phone!)
The next time you go to take a picture, try some different compositions with one subject and see what you come up with!
I'm a mom of 4 boys, in love with photography, especially landscapes, macro, and silhouettes.
"To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place...I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them." -Elliott Erwitt