Essential Rules of Basic Photography lesley salazar

Direct attention goes to Harrison, the exposure on Harrison's hair is bright and hard light while his face has soft light.The picture is focused on Harrison and the back is blurred so it is depth of field is shallow.Using the blue sky makes his eyes pop out.


Declutter the background, zoom in tight to eliminate background "distractions", or change your angle so your subject remains the focus of the image.

-rule of thirds-

Frame your image with the subject off center it's more pleasing to the eye and appears more natural than placing the subject in the center.

Harrison's shirt pops out because of his it is bright pink. The exposure is .The light on him is soft and shallow because its focused on him and the background is blurred out.

-Leading lines-

Use architectural lines - walls, fences, roads, or any lines to lead the eye through the photograph and draw attention toward the main subject.

The picture is focused on Miriam she harsh lighting and many shadows it. The depth of field is shallow because it is focused on her and not the back.

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