Composition technique

When I shoot, I like to frame properly in the camera. This can be hard, “seeing what is where in the frame”, and in images like this, missing out a piece like the lights top left, or just not positioning the models properly in the camera, would be bad.

In general, carefully composing can be the difference between a snapshot and a pro shot.

So what do I do?

I “defocus” my eyes, and look away, into the top right corner of the image (that helps me defocus). Then I see the shapes as pure shapes, and I see all edges at once. This allows me to then compose properly and avoid cutting off bits. Then I shoot.

That’s the way it’s done. Try it and see.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *