Learn the rules of composition in our essential guide


While it’s easy for us to pay attention to the technical aspects of photography, knowing the rules of composition are just as critical, as Kate Hopewell-Smith explains

At the beginning of their photography journey, many people become obsessed with f-stops, shutter speeds and ISO sensitivities, thinking that mastering exposure will result in images with impact. However, this approach deals with the technical side of photography rather than the ideas and creative side.

KateHopewellSmith05aThis shot demonstrates the use of shapes in a composition, here enhanced through the repetition of lines as well as the contrast provided by the strength of light. All images by Kate Hopewell-Smith

KateHopewellSmith05b KateHopewellSmith05cLearn the rules of composition in our essential guide
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