Archive for Basic Photography

Framing and the “Leading” Lines

Finally,I found the time to update my blog..

anyways….we are now in Framing…

Framing – is the technique of a composition wherein you “frame” your subject/scene using objects found in the composition like trees,electricity posts,street lamps,arches etc.

This is done to provide a unique twist to your photos.

Here’s an example…

As you can see in the left side of the photo a tree looks like a part of a photo-“Frame”..

It framed my subject which is the cloud scenery..but still this composition is considered bad..

it’s because of the unnecessary part of the tree at the lower right part of the photo..

Although i like what i’ve done here..^_^

Next let’s talk about the Leading Lines…

Leading lines is another composition technique which “leads” your eye to your subject..or makes your eye wonder to your photo.

Seriously,i can’t describe it in a good way ^_^ but to make you guys understand better here are some examples…

In this photo(above) as you can see i put the road-end on the far right side which makes the effect of making your eye wonder/travel until the other end of the road..

Now,in this photo(above),the line that was supposed to lead your eye to the pep squad was put in the wrong place..it was supposed to be in the far right of the photo…

in this photo(above), i combined Framing and “Leading” Line techniques…

I hope through these examples, you got what i was trying to say.. i can’t thoroughly explain some of it.. i hope you guys understand..

Anyways..

i will be posting updates at least every week… the next topics might be about the function Macro,Color-Accent,AV-Priority,TV-Priority…and other Digital Camera functions.

Practice capturing shots using these techniques and always discover ways to improve..

^_^

Till next time!..

(photos are taken by me by the way….i’m using a Canon PowerShot 1530)

Cropping

Cropping is the way of removing parts of an image in order to improve the image’s composition.It is also the way to remove unnecessary objects in the image…

This can be done using Adobe Photoshop and the like..

Here’s an Example:

ORIGINAL IMAGE

CROPPED IMAGE:

Rule Of Thirds

Now let’s get down with the Rule of Thirds.

This is one of the popular “rules” of photography,it is commonly used for an effective,balanced and dynamic composition.It’s called the rule of thirds because you divide the image into thirds using 2 imaginary,equally spaced,horizontal and vertical lines. These form a grid over the image indicating the ideal placement for objects.

As you can see the image has a grid over it,this is the rule of thirds wherein you imaginatively put a grid on your image to create good compositions.

The recommended placement of subjects are in those intersections,this is because a typical person doesn’t actually look at theĀ  center of the picture but on those that are placed in the intersections.

here is the image without the gridlines.

I personally recommend you practicing this rule,for it is the most basic of all photography concepts. It is used together with composition to create good images.

Some Digital Cameras have an automatic grid lines in their screens this is good for those who are having a hard time imagining..^_^

If you have a pretty good composition you might want to share it with us!

Post it here!

I will definitely appreciate it.

Next off Cropping and Framing.

Camera Handling and Composition

We are now on the Basics of Photography.

This is where we talk about Handling the Camera,Composition,Rule Of Thirds,Cropping,Framing,Leading Lines and Camera Orientation.

Personally..i learned all these in only a day in a seminar i attended…Please remember that i am not a professional just a hobbyist who wants to share basic knowledge about Photography.

All i do now is trying to explore more about Photography because i love it.

So First off in our lesson is Handling of Camera:

Proper handling of camera is necessary to get good quality pictures.

There are ways to do this:

1)While holding the camera clip your arms close to your body..this way you minimize the shaking of your hands which also minimize the blurred quality of your shots.

2)Before pressing the shutter button,hold your breath this will also minimize sudden movements which causes blurry-ness..

3)Get in a position which you are most comfortable of. For example you can bend,sit or stand to get comfortable before taking the picture.Not only the subjects/composition should you arrange but also yourself to get good quality shots.

Composition:

Composition-it is the arrangement of elements/subject of your image within the viewfinder or frame to produce a pleasing composition.

Basic Composition:

There are basic ways to arrange elements within your composition such as:

Physically move objects relative to each other

Tell people to move relative to each other or other objects.

Put your camera to your eye and move.This is the most effective way to control,compose and alter by changing your viewpoint.