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Composing Better Travel Photos Mary FiorePhotographer and Painter Fundamentals of Design Instructor Fioreart.com Wanderplex Wanderplex.com Cruising and Photography Contributor
Make Your Travel Photos Look Great What to include Where to place it What to avoid
Rule of Thirds Mentally divide the photo into thirds. Place the subject at a one third point.
Facing into the Photo
Placing your subjects in the middle makes them strong .
In the content of modern Rome the Coliseum appears crumbling. It is stronger and more imposing in the middle.
Consider what is in the foreground, middle ground and background
The background is too busy
1, 2, 3 or More?
Uneven Numbers in Design Work Best
Pairs can emphasize a relationship
Try Different Angles and Perspectives
Look for Patterns
Depth of Field
See the Possibilities
Find the Best of a Subject
Study Art for Composition Inspiration Tamara de Lempicka Young Lady with Gloves
Let the Eye Travel to Your Subject Empty space invites the viewer in
Go from showing activity to capturing motion
Make Your Travel Photos Look Great What to Include: Uneven numbers Color Texture Lines Pattern Framing Action Emotion Open space Different angles Depth of field Close ups and distance photos Sense of place Where to place it: at a 1/3 position In the middle Facing in or out What to Avoid: Distracting backgrounds Clutter Too much in one photo
Basics of Better Travel Photos Capturing a Travel Destination Getting the Most Out of Your Camera Managing & Sharing Your Travel Photos Photo Editing: Where the Magic Happens Watch for additional follow up presentations on:
Additional Resources Photography and the Principles of Design http://www.slideshare.net/mrtayteachesart/principles-of-design-in-photography A Beginner’s Guide to Capturing Motion in Your Photographyhttp://digital-photography-school.com/a-beginners-to-capturing-motion-in-your-photography/ http://digital-photography-school.com/5-elements-of-composition-in-photography/