essential rules of basic photography miriam gonzalez


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

Direction of attention? the direction of attention is harrison's face, and super bright shirt. Exposure? good exposure, +1. Focus? Harrison's face. Depth of Field? shallow. Lighting? soft, good natural light. Color? bright. Critique the composition? he should have wore a different color shirt so the attention would be directed to his eyes instead of his shirt.

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.

Direction of attention? Nuris. Exposure? bad exposure, -1 Focus? Nuris and the background. Depth of Field? deep. Lighting? hard, bad lighting. Color? her face looks kinf of yellow and orange Critique the composition? we shouldve used something so the light could reflect on her face.

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

Direction of attention? the road. Exposure? good exposure, 0 Focus? the lines. Depth of Field? deep. Lighting? soft natural light. Color? bright natural colors.


Direction of attention? the field. Exposure? bad exposure, -2. Focus? the field and lesley. Depth of Field? deep. Lighting? soft (bad lighting because shadows). Color? dark colors because of the shadows from the playground. Critique the composition? it could have been a better picture if the shadows weren't hitting her face.

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