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Top Photography Rules

Top Photography Rules

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10 Top Photography Composition Rules
The only rule in photography is that there are no rules. However, there are many composition guidelines which can be applied in almost any situation, to enhance the impact of a scene. Below are ten of the most popular and most widely respected composition 'rules'.
Rule of Thirds
Imagine that your image is divided into nine equal segments by two vertical and two horizontal lines. Try to position the most important elements in your scene along these lines, or at the points where they intersect. oing so will add balance and interest to your  photo. !ome cameras even offer an option to superimpose a rule of thirds grid over the "# screen, ma$ing it even easier to use. %otice how the building and horizon are aligned along rule&of&thirds lines. Image by Trey atcliff .
Balancing Elements
(lacing your main sub)ect off&centre, as with the rule of thirds, creates a more interesting  photo, but it can leave a void in the scene which can ma$e it feel empty. *ou should  balance the 'weight' of your sub)ect by including another ob)ect of lesser importance to fill the space.+
 
Here, the visual 'weight' of the road sign is balanced by the building on the other side of the shot. Image by !hannon o$os$a.
Leading Lines
-hen we loo$ at a photo our eye is naturally drawn along lines. By thin$ing about how you place lines in your composition, you can affect the way we view the image, pulling us into the picture, towards the sub)ect, or on a )ourney 'through' the scene. There are many different types of line & straight, diagonal, curvy, zigzag, radial etc & and each can  be used to enhance our photo's composition.
 
The road in this photo draws your eye through the scene. Image by (ierre /etivier .
Symmetry and Patterns
-e are surrounded by symmetry and patterns, both natural and man&made., They can ma$e for very eye&catching compositions, particularly in situations where they are not e0pected. 1nother great way to use them is to brea$ the symmetry or pattern in some way, introducing tension and a focal point to the scene.2

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