Posts Tagged ‘composition’

Summer Fades Into Fall in This Simple Image Made Up of a Few Smartphone Photographs

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Here’s a neat idea you can try next time the seasons change. All it took to create the image above was a couple of months of dedication, a smartphone, and a bit of work in Photoshop. No special gear, and not that much in way of effort, but a pretty cool (if a bit over-saturated) final product. Read more…

Bridging the Gap: What Classical Art Can Teach You About Creating Timeless Photographs

In a similar vein as the comprehensive composition video we shared with you yesterday, this 2012 lecture by photographer Adam Marelli uses classical art to show how we as photographers face the exact same challenges in lighting and composition today as they did centuries ago.

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Video: A CGI Artist’s Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Composition

The basic rules of composition apply to almost every visual art there is, be it photography, painting or graphic design. Whether it’s the rule of thirds or the rule of triangles, the principles overlap, leaving the educational resources for each respective art form useful across the board, not tied down to one specific field.

This is why we decided to share the above video, which is one of the most comprehensive looks at understanding composition that we’ve ever come across. Created by CGI artist Andrew Price, its usefulness extends far beyond the realm of computer-based graphics.

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Video: The Golden Ratio vs. The Rule of Thirds

There are a lot of debates in the world of photography: Nikon Vs. Canon, DSLR Vs. Mirrorless and Full-Frame Vs. Everything Else just to name a few. But one of the battles that doesn’t get as much air time probably has more impact on your images than any of the previous three. We’re talking about The Rule of Thirds Vs. The Golden Ratio.

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A Deeper Look at the Exceptional Hong Kong Street Photography of Fan Ho

Two months ago we featured the work of Fan Ho, a Chinese photographer who spent much of his life documenting the streets of Hong Kong. His photographs were, to put it lightly, a hit with everybody who saw them. Strong composition and an incredible understanding of light (if you’ll allow the pun) shone through in every frame.

Today, we get to go a little bit deeper thanks to the show The Art of Photography, who recently took a closer look at Fan Ho’s work, taking the time to point out what it is that sets his images apart from the many others out there. Read more…

Camera51 App Automatically Helps You Compose Better Photos with Your Smartphone

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Now that practically every phone on the market has a camera, it’s easy for anyone to become a ‘photographer.’ What isn’t nearly as easy is consistently capturing quality images using those phones, especially if you don’t have any background in photography.

But a new app called Camera51 aims to solve these woes by becoming a little composition instructor on-the-go.

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Skymetric: Colorful Minimalist Compositions Juxtapose Architecture and Sky

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What happens when you give a graphic designer a camera? Well, in the case of Lino Russo and his latest project Skymetric, you get a eye-catching series of images that explore the relationship between nature and architecture in the most colorful way imaginable. Read more…

Night and Day Blend Together in Beautiful Time-Slice Photos of Iconic Buildings from Around the World

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Birds Nest, Beijing, China

Richard Silver is a name that’s popped up before here on PetaPixel. Just over a year ago we shared his ‘time-slice’ photo collages that blended together day and night in the Big Apple. Today, we share his next, more international project. Read more…

Presentation Offers Solid Composition Tips and Examples for Street Photographers

Erik Kim is one of the best-known street photographers out there, today. In his continues efforts to shoot and share, Kim has put out the full presentation he used in his Introduction to Composition for Street Photography talk at Gulf Photo Plus 2014. Read more…

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. Read more…