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Digital Nature Photography by John Barbara Gerlach

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Composing Strong Images

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This bull elk is driving another bull away from “his” cows in mid-September. The implied action in the position of his head, space in front of the elk for room to move, and the non-distracting background all work together to make this a pleasing composition.

WHAT IS COMPOSITION?

Composition is the creative side of photography, so it is a bit harder to frame within a set of rules that always lead to excellent results. Creating interesting compositions is easier for some than others, but everyone can learn to compose effectively by thinking about what the image is saying. As you gain experience photographing nature, composition ...

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