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Home Photo Studio gives you the tools to easily enhance and edit digital images.

The program includes photo editing options, such as auto enhancement, retouching, red eye removal, etc. Also, it includes more than 100 special effects that can be applied to the images for a different look, including the unique plastic and 3D composition effects.

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Rules of Composition in Photography


Composition in photography is as important as in architecture or painting. Rules of composition in photography provide the photographer an optimal placement of subjects in the picture, thus creating a sense of meaning and purpose. A properly composed photograph will outline the center piece of the composition and will help with placing other detailed subjects.

Rules of composition in photography include; correct lighting, perspective, color, symmetry, contrast, shooting point, etc. Composition itself does not play any independent role on its own; it only helps to properly construct your photograph and the image you wish to portray.

It’s the photographer’s job to create or spot the correct composition. Think of composition as a tool to properly take pictures. If you have a pen in your hand, it doesn’t mean that you know how to properly write, the same philosophy is applied here. Just because you have a digital camera and you take pictures at random, doesn’t mean you know what you’re doing. All photographers have their own techniques, and with time you will have your own. However, there are the so-called rules of composition in photography. Knowing these rules will allow you to crop photographs properly, and with time you will eventually produce high quality photographs. The main goal of a photograph is to attract the viewer's attention and highlight different elements in the image. To learn more about cropping images see tutorial: How to Crop a Photograph

Let’s take a look at basic rules of composition in photographs.

1. Rule of Thirds. This is one of the basic principles in composition. Rule of Thirds suggests splitting pictures into three equal parts horizontally and vertically in the proportions of 3:5, 2:3 or 1:2. It is believed that the human eye focuses on these parts in the picture. By placing your main subject in one of these four intersections, you are creating more emphasis on the subject then having the subject simply being in the center. Therefore, the main subject should be placed either along conventional lines, or at their points of intersection. This is also a good technique to use if have multiple subjects in the picture.

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2. Rule of contrast. Applying this rule will allow the photographer to highlight the main subject in pictures, make photos more intense and concentrated. Typically contrast is based on a combination of mutually antithetical elements in photography - black and white, straight and broken lines, static and moving objects, etc.

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3. Golden Section Rule. This principle was known in ancient Egypt and was used extensively in sculpture and painting. The main idea of this composition rule is, there are specific points on the image that grab the most attention in the viewer. These points are located at a distance of approximately 3 / 8 and 5 / 8 from the edge of image. Accommodating subjects at these points makes the image look more natural, thus making the subjects more effective.

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4. Rule of Diagonals. The main objective of this rule in composition is the location of subjects along the diagonal lines in the photograph. These lines can be drawn from the lower left corner of the photograph to the upper right or from top left to bottom right. We recommend the use of the first option.

How to Crop a Photograph

Here we mentioned just a few rules of composition in photography, some other known rules are: rule of format, the selection of objects, etc. Following the rule of composition in photography is also possible with proper cropping. By cropping certain areas we are able to concentrate more on the main subject. All your photo cropping needs can be done with Home Photo Studio photo editor; it contains the necessary tools to edit and enhance your photographs.


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