Mastering your camera’s manual settings and understanding basic concepts like aperture and shutter speed is crucial for anyone looking to improve their photography skills. But the truth is that the most important aspects of photography actually have very little to do with the camera itself.
Composition is a good example of this, because understanding how to compose a photograph will help you produce stronger images whether you’re shooting with a DSLR or your camera phone.
In photography, composition refers to what you include in a photograph and how you choose to present it. By composing a photograph in a certain way, you can draw the viewer’s eye to your subject. Of course, the most widely known compositional technique and probably the first one you’ll learn about is the rule of thirds, which we’ve talked about before on the Bob Books blog.
But there are many other techniques you can use to create balanced and aesthetically pleasing photographs. So here are ten compositional techniques to improve your photographs and expand your creative possibilities.