Photography Composition: 12 Composition Rules for Your Photos to Shine

Narrated by: John Edmondson
Length: 34 mins
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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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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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great beginners guide

quick and to the point. will help new photographers get a better understanding on camera usage.

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I wish it was a longer book

I think this book was packed with a lot of useful information, but it felt rushed and quickly spoken. I would have loved more examples or to take more time explaining when to use which method, for example describing some famous photos to break down why it worked.

Thanks though for writing this, and I will definitely listen through a few more times to try and absorb more the next time through.

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Great Information!

This is just what I needed. thank you for putting this together. hope to see more from you.

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Very Informative

I will listened to it again and again, highly recommend audiobooks. its worth buying it.

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This book is amazingly wonderful

This book is must! It will give the listener the entire idea about composition in a very simple manner.

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a very interesting way of explaning composition . I hope to hear more of this type of book

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Very enlightening for beginners in photography

The book talks about key the elements of taking great photos. It is a great read for beginners getting into photography.

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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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.