Essential Rules of Basic Photography Kaylah Luna

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

The first thing that you see is the compass. The exposure is neutral, there is no major highlight or shadows. The main subject is the compass and it is a soft focus.

SIMPLICITY

The fist thing that catches me attention is the flower. The exposure I'd say is perfect for this photo because the highlight brings out details of the flower and leaves. The focus on this image is sharp and is directly on the flower. The lighting is soft and the color is appropriate for the image because it brings out the detail of the main subject and the background.

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 subject in the image on the right is the model's face. the exposure brings out her eyes and the lighting is soft. The grass in the background is also blurred to give all the attention to the model.

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.

The fist thing I see immediately is the model's face. The exposure highlights her face and enables detail. The focus is sharp and the lighting reflected on her face is light.

SPACING

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

The main subject are the easter eggs they are spotted immediately. The leaves are overexposed by the harsh lighting and the depth of field is shallow.

LEADING LINES

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

The direction of attention is directly on the end of the guitar and its strings, the other objects with lines also attract attention but not as much. like the wall and the tree that the guitar is leaning on. The exposure is low and the lighting is soft. The use of color in this image brings out the detail on the guitar but black and white would also be appropriate for the image.

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