How Becoming Aware Of Composition Female Photography.
Article and photograph by Abdu
This is a series of articles about being a photographer is more productive and creative. In this article I will share some techniques I use to enhance my creativity and I’ll show you how I’ve learned to be more imaginative with photography. My goal is to help you to become more creative, too.
Each article is presented in the tasks that will help you hone your creative approach (if you choose to accept them!).
In the first article in this series, Expect the unexpected, let me clarify that:
* There is no simple formula for creativity;
* It’s important to learn to see what is really there, as opposed to what you expect to see;
* Great photographs can only be made when you strike the right balance between planning and “going with the flow”.
The second article, Focusing on What Matters, moved on to take a closer look at what you photograph. As I noted in the article, “Don’t believe those who think of photography as something than can always be done casually.” As with life itself, it is often (but not always) the case that the more effort you put into your photographic work, the more you will get back.
The point of the second article was to help you focus on what really matters to you and your life, to better be able to integrate personal passion with your photography, and to progress on the life-long journey of discovery that true artists make.
This third article approaches the creative issues of photographing from a completely different viewpoint than the first two articles. By Abdu Photography, creating a photo is an act of design. Specifically, a photograph is a composition of two-dimensional design framed by the border of the image. Put this way, what are the elements that go into formal photographic design, and how can you approach composition to enhance the creativity of your results?
Concepts of creative composition can be divided into a number of different high level areas and concerns:
1. How can you use the tools of conventional photography to enhance your compositions?
2. How can you unleash your imagination within the constraints of composition?
3. Can compositions be extended with the tools of the digital era?
4. By becoming photography of formal design issues, can you improve your photos?
You can’t divorce the subject matter of a photo from its composition. But looking at photography from both distinct viewpoints—as formal designs, and as expressions of passion with primary interest in the subject matter—is a good thing.
This article emphasizes issues of composition and design over those of content. But actually, you need both halves of the whole. Design without imagination is barren and futile; but imagination without design is unruly and unsatisfying.
Composition is a big and important topic, so I won’t cover everything in detail in right here and now. If you are interested in exploring the issues I raise further, I’ll be writing more about creative design and composition on photographyabdu.com. Also, my article Creative Composition is due out from abdu photography.90950" title="BECOMING AWARE OF COMPOSITION PHOTOGRAPHY" url="http://fineartphotographysite.com/becoming-aware-of-composition-photography/">