In this post, there are a basics guidelines of three important concepts that every professional photography knows but anyone of us can easily learn It and apply it to our photo, and joy a nicer experience viewing our memories uploaded in social media or for our records or journals. Once you start to apply it you notice the difference and you shall recognize why the goods photo by a professional photographer works, so are easy to understand and nice to view.
The rule of threes.
Have you noticed sometimes a digital camera function with which appears one nine square greed on the screen? Is that for play tic-tac-toe? Well, no, that greed helps you to apply the rule of three. This rule say that if you divided the screen in three equals parts horizontally and three equals parts vertically with 4 lines (the same as a tic-tac-toe) and the important action or central elements of the photography must be located in the intersections or along of this lines. The tic-tac-toe greed in your camera or cell phone really makes it easier. Try it yourself.
Look at this example by Gregory Colbert, a professional, popular, a good photographer, and also he is a nice guy, how he locates the relevant elements along the lower and the right lines, following the rule.
No doubt the lines affects the images, our brain reactions to that lines in an image or landscape, like if this would be arrows, our brain wants to know what is there further. The thing is you need to use the lines to your advantage. Recognize how in your composition or photography the lines draw a natural arrow which leads the viewer, so lead it to where you want; uses this lines to do it.
This time, again the nice guy, Gregory Colbert, uses diagonal lines from the stairs, to make the movement of the eye viewer through a trip around the elements he wants you look. You will have a really nice time knowing more about the work of Gregory Colbert here.
The depth of field.
A photography is a two-dimensional medium, you must put attention to the background, middle ground and foreground, and make this three contrasts (the most important) or kidney, giving to photography a sense of depth. A photography has not just one plane, is made rather by layers. This principle provokes you fell a photo with a depth of field like a real photography more than a cartoon.
In this photo Kim Leuenber, take shots of the little vintage and realistic toys, but choosing and focusing correctly the background and middle ground he achieves you think is a truth vehicle and a good take.
Look at these examples of practicing, I am not a professional photographer, but applying these principles my photos looks better.
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