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Composition

On this subject I'm very far from being an expert. I've read some books on the issue, but none that I've liked.

So just a few fast comments:

* Getting stuff in the middle of the frame is usually not a good idea. The lines that divide the image in three equal parts (both vertically and horizontally) are the areas that naturally call the viewer's attention, and therefore a good place to place your subject (and the horizon).

* A simple composition is usually more effective, whereas complexity usually leads to confusion (again: often creating good images requires taking stuff away).

* In general we tend to prefer images that have a feeling of depth; to get it, you can make sure you have objects in the foreground, and a background that is clearly separated from the subject of interest (by focus, by color, by lighting, etc).





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