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Nikon D7000: From Snapshots to Great Shots by John Batdorff

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9. Creative Compositions

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Better Photography Starts with Better Composition

Creating a good image requires you to go beyond your camera settings. A skilled photographer has an intimate knowledge of his or her camera capabilities coupled with a sound understanding of composition. Some people have a natural eye for composition, while others struggle with how to frame an image. Composition can be taught—I’m proof of that! This chapter will cover a few of the basic rules of composition and serve as a nice refresher for the more experienced photographer.

Poring Over the Picture

This image of “The Weather Project” was taken at the Tate Modern in ...

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