Next workshop:
  1. Out of Africa Wildlife Park
    February 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - February 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
  2. Bald Eagles 2020
    March 15, 2020 - March 19, 2020
  3. Out of Africa Wildlife Park
    April 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - April 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
  4. Out of Africa Wildlife Park
    April 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - April 25, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

Keep Your Composition Simple

  • The simpler the picture, the better.
  • Focus attention on your subject.
  • An out of focus background will draw the viewer’s attention to the subject. Blurred items should fall in the bottom or side of the frame.
  • Make sure no other elements are sharper, brighter, more colorful, or in any way more attractive to the main subject.
  • Look at the four corners and borders of the frame for distracting elements.
  • It is easier to exclude a distracting element from the frame before pressing the shutter, than to remove it in post processing.
  • Physically moving your body to the left, right, up or down is sometimes the only adjustment needed to remove a distracting element from the frame.
  • If the background is unattractive, zoom in and photograph a tight close up. Frame-filling detail can be very attractive.

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