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Rule of Thirds

If you imagine that your image is divided into 9 equal segments by 2 vertical and 2 horizontal lines, you should position the most important elements in your scene along these lines, or at the points where they intersect.


Symmetry is everywhere and it makes very eye-catching photographs. There are many ways to photograph symmetry whether it is to embrace the symmetry or to break it by adding a focal point.

Depth of Field

Scenery consists of a foreground, a middle, and a background. When all three of these aspects are included, the human eye can separate the layers and perceive the photo as three-dimensional.


The perspective of a photograph affects the mood that it conveys. Rather than taking a picture of something from above, get down to its level or vice-versa. Changing persepective can also turn a simple scene into an illusion such as this photograph.


Many aspects of nature create frames and are great tools to use. They isolate the subject and create a better focal point.

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