Photography 101: The Rules and Elements of Composition

Having been asked by Cheri to share a little bit about how I make my photographs, here is the first of two article written by yours truly for the WordPress Photography 101 series.

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Recently, photographer Wenjie Zhang introduced us to the fundamentals of light. Let’s continue our journey through the Photography 101 series and move on to composition. For the next few installments, photographer (and active Daily Post participant) Jeff Sinon takes the reins. Here in part one, he introduces some of the “rules” and elements of composition, and in part two, he’ll offer insights and tips on how to find the best shot.

Jeff illustrates his points with stunning landscapes and nature scenes he’s captured, taken mainly with his Canon 7D, but you can apply his techniques to your own images, no matter your camera or subject matter. Let’s go!

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7 thoughts on “Photography 101: The Rules and Elements of Composition

    • Thank you Dina. I really don’t think it’s as hard as people make it out to be. With all the information on the internet, learning how to use your camera is just a few keystrokes away. And by using photographies “Rules” to start, you should be making photos you never thought possible in no time at all.

      You know where to find me if there is anything I can do, or any questions I can answer to help 😀

  1. Jeff, that was a fantastic post! My father was a mechanic for most of his life. He had his own shop and repaired foreign cars. He also had two antique cars – a 1930 Model A and a 1913 Model T. He was a photo enthusiast – he took technically perfect color slides but never called himself a photographer. In later years, when his work became too strenuous, he took a job as an engine warranty adjuster – analyzing engine failures and providing supporting photos.

    • Thank you! Did people find it as surprising with your father that some “grease monkey” could be interested in something artsy like photography? For some reason, when I tell people what I do in my real job, they seem shocked. There must be some preconceived notion that I’m unaware of of what type of person has that creative thing going on inside.

      • Yes, they did think it was odd. But then they asked him to take photos for them. 😉

        Seriously though, there is a very technical side of photography that seems to be esker to master for people wth innate technical abilities.

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