Essential Rules of Basic Photography kathy Gomez

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 first thing you see in this photo is my model Kaylah. Her skin is overexposed its really bright and white. Kaylah my main subject is in focus. The depth of field is shallow. The lighting is soft it makes the picture look bright. I used color sound it just makes Kaylah stand out more.

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 first thing you see in this photo is the lady bug. No areas are over or under exposed. The main subject is not in focus just part of its wing and legs. the depth of field is shallow. The lighting is soft it goes more with the lady bug. I used color sound it went with the lady bug and showed more detail on the lady bug.

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 first thing you see in this photo is the bird. part of the bird is light and the other part is like in shadow, this happened because the sun only got part of the bird. The main subject is in focus, and the background is not is focus to make the bird stand out more. The depth of field is deep, just makes the bird pop out. The lighting is both harsh and light. I chose to use color sound because you get to see the different colors the bird feathers have.

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 first thing you see in this photo is Ashley my model. There are many shadows on Ashley's face, this is because the sun only got part of her face. my main subject (Ashley) is in focus. My depth of field is shallow because the only thing not is focus is the wall and its not that harsh. The lighting is light but harsh on the face, I should have used a defuser to create a softer light to her face. I used color sound to make the flower and Ashley stand out more.

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