Thursday, December 13, 2012

Guest Post: Photographing Your Family- Part 4

 Photo Composition
One important aspect of composition is where you put the head in a photograph. If you look at the person across the room you’ll see that you automatically put them in the middle of your view. It makes sense then that when you take a picture your natural tendency is to put them in the middle.

Here is an example of what I see in many photos. The subject is right in the middle of the photograph.

It is much better to put the head/heads at the top of the picture. This takes some practice but it is well worth the effort.

Here is a shot with two people. There is some room at the top but the subject is not in the middle of the photo.

When you’re constructing your shot keep in mind that keeping the subject right in the middle of the picture is visually boring in most cases.

Here is the same weed but placed off to the side. The subject is still boring but the picture is much more interesting

I’ve included some examples of the subject off to the side. It creates visual interest.

Here, the subject is not at the top but it is still very interesting.

I thought I’d throw in one more of the subjects off to the side.

More photography tips from Kim Barlow to come... check back soon. 

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