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Composition

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

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.

Perspective

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.

Framing

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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