Essential Rules of Basic Photography Brandon coll

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


In the cone picture the first thing I notice is the bring orange cone. This is the right thing to look out for.

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.

Rule of thirds

Rule of thirds

Use architectural lines - walls, fences, roads, or any lines to lead the eye through the photograph and draw attention toward the main subject.
Create a sense of movement by adding active space (the area your subject is facing) and eliminating dead space (the area behind your subject).

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