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Create Balance In Your Compositions

Create Balance In Your Compositions

Whether you primarily make landscape images or lean toward capturing wildlife, it’s important to create balance in your compositions. When an image is too heavily weighted on one side or the other, or on either the top or bottom, it tips the scales to the denser side. Think about a balance scale. If I place 10 grams of material on the left and six grams on the right, the left side will be lower. Use this analogy for every subsequent image that compels you to press the shutter. Does the photo feel too heavily weighted in one part with nothing to tip the scales on the other side? If the answer is yes, make the photo and use it as a reminder of what not to do. Then make a follow-up image and adjust your composition so the lighter side includes additional components. In regard to the subjects that […]

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