Fundamental Rules to Compose a Photo

posted on 2nd of july, 2009

The Rules
These rules allow the photographer to gradually gain the sense of composition and own the skills to produce a beautiful image. Once you’ll have a certain experience, rules can be simply considered as guide-lines and be broken too if the situation permits.
This is an example of an image that satisfies all the three fundamental rules of composition. The main subject is placed on the intersection of the segments that divide each side by three, the line of trees lead the eye towards the subject that stands out for its colour contrast.
By the way rules don’t have to be broken just for the pleasure to do it, but only when the message or the information that we want to convey will result amplified in that way. The first rule, the one that is the most commonly considered,...

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Posted by Luissantos84 on October 13, 2009
Hi! What a nice portfolio you have :) Just passing by to read this interesting blog post! cheers
Posted by Bigpressphoto on September 28, 2009
thanks for the composition tricks, we all trip up
Posted by Jameskho on August 10, 2009
Thanks, very helpful article - now I have a better idea about the rule of third.

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Giuseppe Parisi: Photographer, Matte Painter, Illustrator Giuseppe Parisi was born June 27, 1983 in Naples, Italy. Award-winning professional digital artist, photographer and matte painter. Winner of the Sony World Photography Award in 2009 and 2012 as one of the first 10 international conceptual photographers. Giuseppe currently works as matte painter and photographer. Giuseppe is constantly trying to incorporate his conceptual photography with his drawing and painting abilities to produce matte paintings and brave manipulations in the world of graphic arts and advertisment... [Read more]

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