Alright, you learned the camera angles and now let’s come to the rules of composition.
Here are the rules of composition in photography:
The first in the rules of composition in photography that I want to share is the rule of thirds. This is achieved by dividing your camera frame into nine equal parts having those imaginary lines in between. It is good to place then the subjects across those imaginary lines.
2. Symmetry vs. Asymmetry
Don’t worry this is not the geeky math that you hate in school. I just wanna say that if you want to show balance (that is, whatever is in the left is also what is in the right), then it is good to do symmetry. This however shows flat subjects. If you wanted to show perspective, better do asymmetry. This makes your photo more dynamic and looking 3D. This is important in the rules of composition in photography in terms of showing balance or imbalance. However, I suggest doing more asymmetry to create informal and more engaging photos. Perfectly balanced photos are very formal and sometimes boring.
The thing the we follow in the rules of composition in photography in shooting landscapes is again not to place the horizon at the perfectly 50% of the photo. It is better to divide the space for sky or earth 1/3 below or above.
In capturing sports, actions and what not, line of sight or line of actions is the thing to do in the rules of composition in photography. Give a wider space in your photograph where the people is facing or going.
In learning the rules of composition in photography, we might think of many complicated things. However, doing this might just clutter your composition and just confuse the viewer of your photo. The rule? Make it simple. Placing a single subject in front of a plain background gives more emphasis to your subject.
7. Break the Rule
Although the things above are the basic rules in photography composition, it doesn’t mean that you have to follow them always. Be flexible and try breaking those rules also sometimes.
This is now the last part about basic photography lessons. Be sure to apply them as well in your video shooting. And today let’s now go to the video shooting basics.