The visual language of photography
Composition is the visual glue that holds your picture together.
Mason Resnick -
February 26, 2009
But technical perfection is just a start. You also need to compose your photo. There are a lot of parts to composition:
- Color: complementary or clashing?
- Contrast: will the light and dark areas of the picture work harmoniously together to guide the viewers eye the way you want it to?
- Placement: Are all the elements in the photos in the right place within the frame?
- Distractions: Are you focusing on what's important, and eliminating what isn't?
There's much more to composition, and we explore many aspects of it here. If you really, truly want to become a better photographer, spend some time in this part of our site.