Exploring how to improve the composition of your photographs


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Exploring how to improve the composition of your photographs

In this chapter we talked about how we can crop and even compose our pictures using Lightroom. And I mentioned this idea that when we creatively crop and compose our images using Lightroom, sometimes that can improve the way that we make pictures with our cameras. Well how can we take that even further? How can we create better compositions when we are shooting photographs? Well there is a technique that we can use that was used by Ansel Adams himself, and I think this technique might help. You know what he would do was when he would go out to make photographs he would bring his large format camera with him, and rather than setting it up and looking through the camera to compose the shot, he had a matte board and he would cut a rectangle out of the center of it.

He would then hold that up and look it, and he would compose the shot. Eventually after evaluating different options, he would commit to an image. Then he would set up his camera and make that frame. And I think that is one of the...

Exploring how to improve the composition of your photographs
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Exploring how to improve the composition of your photographs provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Lightroom 4 Essentials: 02 Enhancing Photos with the Develop Module

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