4 The saying 'less is more' applies often in photography The saying 'less is more' applies often in photography. Usually it is a good idea to get rid of elements and try to keep the composition simple.
17 Notice how the leaves, the window, and the couple all seem to be in the right place. The camera viewpoint and subject placement were all carefully selected to create this well-balanced photograph.
18 Good balance is simply the arrangement of shapes, colors, or areas of light and dark that complement one another so that the photograph looks well-balanced.
19 This photo looks very lopsided as if Karen is going to fall right out of the picture due to lack of visible support.Now we've moved our camera viewpoint and have included the much-needed wheel to support our subject. Karen is still off center, but the picture is balanced.
20 Framing Example of Framing The world is full of natural frames that can be used to guide viewers eye inside the photo.
30 Near Mergersobjects or lines that are just too close to the principal subject. In this case the ball and umbrella tip are near mergers.
31 Near MergersLet's correct these mergers by using a low angle, and we'll use only one prop for simplicity. Make sure the Frisbee is held far enough away from Karen's face to avoid another near merger.
32 Bibliography 4/21/2010 Dolfi “Black and Strong” Flickr 4/21/2010 Libertinus “Voilencia Domestica” Flickr4/26/2010 Kevin Dooley “Angles, line, light, and shadow” Flickr4/26/2010 Mr. Mark “They balanced better than the rocks” Flickr4/26/2010 Sudhamshu “Framed Sunset” Flickr4/26/2010 David Hogg “Kid and Kid” Flickr