8. Creative Compositions

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Improving your pictures with compositional flare

Creating well-composed images involves more than just using the “rule of thirds” to control to a certain extent the viewer’s experience of your images. Composition is about understanding how people view an image and how you can use those elements to your advantage to create pleasing and interesting photographs. In this chapter, we will examine some of these compositional techniques to see how you can use them to—often dramatically—improve your photographs.

Poring Over the Picture

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Being ...

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