• Photography Composition: 12 Composition Rules for Your Photos to Shine

  • By: James Carren
  • Narrated by: John Edmondson
  • Length: 34 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (130 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In Photography Composition, you will find all you need to know to learn the basics of composition. It will teach you the proper terms and ways to apply rules that you might already know instinctively yet not quite understand why they work the way they do.

Here's a preview of what you'll learn:

  • Happy accidents: This tip teaches you how to pay attention to the following rules in order to replicate happy accidents and to be able to more purposefully craft your photographs.
  • Rule of thirds: It teaches you where to place points of interest in your photos.
  • Leading lines: This tip shows you how lines can help move a viewer's eye around the composition.
  • Move around: Moving around gives you access to different perspectives, which might actually bring better compositions than what you first assumed.
  • Horizon lines: Different from leading lines, horizon lines break up the frame into two parts.
  • Shape: You will learn how to utilize shape that already exists in the frame and how to create it where you want it using points of interest.
  • Foreground and background: This tip mentions usage of midground and why you should take advantage of the entire depth of your frame, not just the immediate foreground.
  • Weight: You can give weight to your photos by placing a "heavier" subject to one side or the top or bottom of a frame.
  • Juxtaposition: This basically means that you will place two opposite things side by side.
  • Balance: Balance - ironically, you may think - is achieved in odd numbers.
  • Tension: You can create tension by examining the relationships of your subjects and composing them accordingly.
  • Framing: Framing can dramatically alter a viewer's perception of a scene.
  • Color: Color can often be used as a crutch by new photographers.

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Good Reference

It makes for a good short reference to go back back and come up with ideas and put thoughts into actions.

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Good info

This is good for learning the art of photography. Great reference to use for further educating a beginner in photography.

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I enjoyed the reading voice. It was very informative and easy to understand. I did wish it was a little longer.

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pleasant

it was a pleasant listen for a photography noob. Not a bad way to spend a credit and 40 minutes while commuting.

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Good perspectives.

It's easy to listen to, clear, and it is a good series of perspectives throughout.

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Nice, but brief, intro to the basics!

This was my intro to audio books, so I wanted something short and hopefully interesting. I really enjoyed the flow as the writer works through the basics of photography. As a nature photographer, some of the stuff was old news but I did learn a few things about portrait photography! So, even though this is short and doesn't dive deep into any of the subjects, there is still something to learn.

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Good but short

I am a beginner photographer and although the content is illuminating, more detail and illustration would have been really appreciated.

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Packed with information.

This is a great little book. Its like a French entree', a small portion that leaves you wanting more!

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pretty good for the price

pretty good info, basic stuff that you can read in every article online; however, it is good to have audio reference especially when you're practicing. it could be longer but overall it is good info , for the price.

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great straight to the point info!!

this book was really good at hitting on the importance of the basics. it did a good job getting you use to the concepts.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-13-19

Useful

This book is extremely useful, filled with information on what to really look for while taking photos.

Shame the story doesn't seem to go anywhere.

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  • 06-19-17

Photography pointers the considered way

As a practiced photographer this has just reaffirmed what I already know and has given me a few pointers I need to revisit. These books are more essays of consideration as opposed to instruction booklets to follow. Therefore, I would not recommend to an absolute beginner, good basis for students and practioners who just need a bit of a break down.

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  • 05-07-19

A good basic understanding of composition

This book gives you a basic understanding of what composition means. Enjoyed the beginner process

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  • John
  • 08-20-18

Highly informative

Excellent resource for any beginner photographers or anyone interested in composition. I found it very informative and the narration pleasant to listen to.