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Useful Two-Part Beginner Tutorial Will Help You Understand the Basics of Composition

Post-processing and lighting and camera tutorials are all good and well, but none of them are going to do anything for you if you don’t have a good handle on composition. To that end, this basic two-part composition tutorial by Mike Browne will give you a solid foundation from which to start.

Both tutorials were created in 2012, but the lessons they cover are timeless. The first covers the movements you’ll use to rearrange immovable objects within your frame into a more pleasing arrangement, while the second actually puts those movements into practice, turning a messy composition into something much nicer.

Professionals and even intermediate shooters probably won’t gain too much from these tutorials, but if you’re just starting out or if you’ve struggled with composition for a long time, something this basic might be just the thing to get you unstuck and started on a better composed path, so to speak.

Check out both videos above and then, as always, feel free to let us know what you think in the comments section down below.

(h/t Reddit)