“Most mistakes in photography are compositional.”
Each image tells us a story, transmits feelings and makes us travel through our memories.
To achieve this magic, it is essential to give shape to our message in order to transmit it through our camera.
WHAT IS THE COMPOSITION?
For me it is the language of photography, it is the art of identifying and ordering the elements to communicate through the image.
Using different photographic compositions and compositional elements, we can create different messages depending on what we want to convey.
BUT INDEED, IT IS NOT AS EASY AS IT SEEMS
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY?
The vast majority of the errors are compositional!
That’s what differentiates a professional photographer from an amateur. That’s why I want to give you some tips to keep improving in your photography journey.
Characteristics of the composition
❤️It is based entirely on emotion.
❤️ It’s art, it’s not rigid and anything goes.
❤️ Once you understand it you can create your own style.
❤️ You need to study it so that it goes from being an abstract concept to an instinct of your heart.
❤️ The theories and practice of it will help you transform your vision of each photographic moment.
❤️ It manages to generate something in the viewer.
With all this in mind you can understand more about composition. However, like everything in life, it requires a lot of study, practice and more practice.
The photographer’s mission is to imagine the photo before taking it!
This is the only way to achieve the most important aspect of photographic composition:
✔️Promote and contextualize the point of interest.
✔️Convey a message, feeling or emotion.
THAT’S WHY YOU HAVE TO KNOW THE RULES, SO THAT YOU KNOW WHEN YOU CAN BREAK THEM!
SOME TIPS TO START YOUR WAY IN COMPOSITION
▪️Find a good course or mentor to know and above all understand the rules of composition.
▪️If you want to start right now I invite you to check out my new Ebook “Master composition like a pro” which you can find HERE.
▪️Let’s lean on classical art and painting to sharpen our eye.
▪️Know the basics of photographic composition, including the principles and techniques to be able to understand the visual language and use it to your advantage.
▪️Learn how to tell a story through the image.
MAIN COMPOSITION ELEMENTS
It is essential to understand them and know how to use them
WHAT SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT WHEN TELLING A STORY?
▪️”We photographers write with light.”
▪️The context: where and why we are.
▪️The light: what feeling I want to convey.
▪️The title of the image.
All these elements are chosen through decisions that, as photographers, we must know how they affect our image.
In this ebook you can learn and understand in more depth all the elements I have mentioned in this blog.
And you, have you already started your way in the composition?
PHOTOGRAPHY IS NOT AN ART FULL OF STRICT RULES, BUT IT DOES HAVE RULES OR GUIDELINES.
Rules that you can break whenever you think it’s appropriate or whenever you want, because art is free!
But to break rules it is good to know them first because there are easy principles of composition that help a photo a lot.
Then, when your photographic eye is trained, and you know the rules, make them yours and use them instinctively, you can break them as you please.
Many of these rules find their origin in the human brain, in how we are made, how we perceive things and how we feel them. When you look at a photograph, the first thing your eyes focus on is the brightest areas. It’s a fact. We are made that way.
That’s why I invite you to continue growing together, I wanted to share some tips because I know how hard it is to start and understand photographic composition.
Let’s keep growing together, so you can get to where you’ve always wanted to be!
I invite you to dare, to ask me and to participate in all my activities on social networks together with Sony and my great team.
I promise you that they will serve you and together we will find your path.
Give it all for that dream you want to fulfill, because every step is a new adventure, exciting and special.
I begin a new challenge and I hope you join me too.
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¡Hello! I´m Bernardita Aguirre
I am a Chilean photographer and I help photographers to find their unique stamp and families to capture priceless moments.
I studied pedagogy at the University, but I have dedicated almost all my life to the artistic area, and I have been able to unite my two passions and turn them into my work: teaching and the art of photography!
I will share with you my methodology, my art and my photography. If you want to learn with me I offer several courses that can help you.
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