Essential Rules of Basic Photography By: Elijah Mendoza

Simplicity

Create a sense of movement by adding active space (the area your subject is facing) and eliminating dead space (the area behind your subject).

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

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

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

The image to the right: The direction of this image is good as the first thing to notice is either the clouds or the trees, both the subjects of the photo and the only objects present, with the right exposure as it was intended to be able to see both the tree and the sky, giving them all the focus. The depth of field is in my opinion great as its deep and allows you to see the clouds with clarity. The light is soft, and although the image is mainly made of black and white, the change in the shades of black and the other colors give it life.

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.

Rules 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.

Rules 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.

The photo of the flower above usually directs people's attention to the flower, though i think the its right side should be closer to the center because some people might not see the flower right away. The exposure is good since the flower is in focus, and everything else is blurred out including the light with a low depth of field. The flower is in focus, with a not too sharp focus, but I feel that it is not helping the fact that when you use an image in the glide show it automatically brightens it slightly more, taking away some sound of the color in the flower, but it mostly has a good sound and lighting which enhances the flower.

Spacing

Creates a sense of movement by adding active space (the area your subject is facing) and eliminating dead space (the area behind your subject).

Spacing: Creates a sense of movement by adding active space (the area your subject is facing) and eliminating dead space (the area behind your subject).

Spacing: Creates a sense of movement by adding active space (the area your subject is facing) and eliminating dead space (the area behind your subject).

The direction of attention the photo with the key and the sky on the background is right as it goes easily to the key, and the exposure is nice as it is not underexposed or overexpose, and the reflection of the key in the mirror highlights the key, giving it the focus of the image. This picture has a low depth of field, which blur a little the clouds that are reflected in the mirror, enhancing the focus in the key. The photo has great color sound as it seems like it has life, and lighting as the light is light which allows the detail of the key to be captured.

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.

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.

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 photo above about leading lines is about the lines in the image, since I tried to capture the tube. Although it is very simple and plain, it directs the attention to it. The expose is OK as it could be improved by also changing the angle from where is was taken. There is no problem with the focus since there is only 3 different objects, and the main one is in the center. The depth of field is low with the right lighting as it is not too bright or too dark, though the colors are not very attractive.

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