Good Composition of Digital Photography | The main determinant of photo quality is composition. By understanding a good photo composition, my friend will produce photos that are interesting, quality, cool, and the best.
It doesn't matter which type of camera is used, whether it's an old camera with film, digital dslr camera, pocket camera, or "just" a cellphone camera. For this purpose, WebKeren.Net will discuss the Composition of Good Digital Photography.
1. Rule of Third
Rule of Third with help lines is the basic composition rule for all types of photography. This rule is very simple, namely by dividing the plane of the photo into nine equal squares and placing the focal points of the subjects at four intersection points or parallel lines, both horizontal and vertical. This is because when looking at photos, the eyes are immediately fixed on the crossing point, and not in the middle. The mistake of placing this focus in photography is called "flat photos" or "dead pictures".
This is not a matter of drawing to place the photo after printing, but about the photo boundary. Photos will be more interesting if they have borders or "frames", which give emphasis to the subject of the photo. For this reason, you need to be creative in using any objects around the subject of the photo, such as branches, fences, windows, doors, building poles on the edge of the photo.
Try to place the subject of the photo a little far from the background, which will make the photo not too "busy." Make sure the subject is far enough from the background so that other objects or other activities that are behind what you are aiming at does not eliminate focus. A soft background with a sharp subject to make a good picture, and that is something that can be done with any camera. However, do not also take a photo subject without anything in the background, unless you want to produce images that look like photoshoot magazine.
4. Angle of View
Talking about the angle of the photo, shooting from a different angle can sometimes make the subject better and more interesting (this is the reason why shoot selfie photo from above, not from below). It also presents a different point of view and is sometimes ignored because of shame or reticence. Don't be afraid to stand on a chair, crouch low, back away across a ditch, or anything else to get the perfect angle.
There are at least 7 points of view in photography that can also be done with smartphones, namely;
- Eye level viewing (eye level);
- Bird eye viewing (shoot from above the subject, which is useful for 'downplaying' the meaning of the landscape and city crowd from above);
- Low angle camera (the subject is higher than the camera, which is usually used to show how someone is looking);
- Frog eye viewing (shoot at the level of the frog's eye, from below parallel to the ground but not pointing up. Usually used for photos of flora and fauna)
- Waist level viewing (shoot taken roughly the waist level of an adult and pointing up. Usually for candid cameras, or speculative photographs for the sake of variety or the possibility of getting good results, because usually done without seeing the results live on screen);
- High handheld position (shoot from by raising his hands as high as possible. Usually used for shoot the subject in a crowd, which is also speculative because it is done without seeing the results live on screen);
- Last is Speculative Narcissistic Position (commonly called selfie, i.e., aim the camera at yourself (or with others. The most recommended angle is 45 degrees face down)
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