Use art and design fundamentals to turn your photos from good to great.
Text of Composing Better Travel Photos
Mary Fiore Wanderplex Cruising and Photography Contributor Fioreart.com
What to include Where to place it What to avoid
Mentally divide the photo into thirds. Place the subject at a one third point.
In the content of modern Rome the Coliseum appears crumbling. It is stronger and more imposing in the middle.
The background is too busy
Tamara de Lempicka Young Lady with Gloves
Empty space invites the viewer in
Go from showing activity to capturing motion
What to Include: Uneven numbers Color Texture Lines Pattern Framing Action Emotion Open space Different angles Depth of field Close ups and distance photos Sense of place Where to place it: at a 1/3 position In the middle Facing in or out What to Avoid: Distracting backgrounds Clutter Too much in one photo
Basics of Better Travel Photos Capturing a Travel Destination Getting the Most Out of Your Camera Managing & Sharing Your Travel Photos Photo Editing: Where the Magic Happens Watch for additional follow up presentations on:
Photography and the Principles of Design http://www.slideshare.net/mrtayteachesart/pri nciples-of-design-in-photography A Beginners Guide to Capturing Motion in Your Photography http://digital-photography-school.com/a- beginners-to-capturing-motion-in-your- photography/