The Five Basic Rules of Shot Composition

The Five Basic Rules of Shot Composition

Written 9 years ago by Lee

Warning: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead in /homepages/25/d73635301/htdocs/smashandpeas/wp-content/plugins/wp-lightboxJS/wp-lightboxJS.php on line 84
Also Worth Reading
The Five Basic Rules of Shot Composition
How to Shoot in the Dark
By Mark Evans
May 18, 2009
The Five Basic Rules of Shot Composition
Focus on Clouds
By Mark Evans
May 25, 2009
cchana  10 years ago

some great tips, simplicity is one of the best tips here, i often find myself trying to fit way too much in to a shot!

LaurenB  10 years ago

This is great! Basic skills are very important, well outlined.

Jason  9 years ago

This is more like it.
Fantastic tips and photographs for the budding amateur.
One of the better sites I’ve seen.
I’m inspired.

Jason Collin Photography  9 years ago

I like the order you introduced the rules in. I would definitely teach lines last out of those composition techniques.

Allen Trottier  9 years ago

Great Tips! As a newb in the photography game, I often forget the basics.


Radu  9 years ago

I would add “texture”… it’s somewhat complementary to “lines” but I think it’s worth mentioning.

Girish Bhardwaj  9 years ago

Thiss real common sense & simplicity applie which 99% of the world does not hae

deeksha  9 years ago

awesome tips for perfect photography……thanks

ajith  8 years ago

brilliantly told..surely these rules can create magic

Theo  8 years ago

Thanks a lot!

sabari nath  6 years ago


Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Smile for the camera!
Things you shouldn't say to your clients: "First I'll shoot you, then I'll blow you up, then you can go home and hang yourself."