Visual Composition

The traditional rules and guidelines we’ve discussed so far are about composing the picture while you take it. But, now that most people are shooting with a digital camera, you can also postprocess with image-editing software to get that perfect portrait. Like it or not, most of us are not just creating photographs in camera but in the computer as well. Today’s image-editing applications help you out with features that help you maintain—or even create—the composition you hoped for as shown in Figure 38.


Figure 38 To balance portraits, you can visualize aids such as the golden triangle—or have your image-editing software display ...

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