Monday, 9 February 2015

Composition and Atmosphere

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I trust that you have read a lot about composition. After all, there is no lacking of self-confessed “experts” teaching photographic skills on the Internet.  But those teachings are mostly telling you how composition is done for composition’s sake. I honestly don’t buy that idea since there is a reason for a specific composition.  I seldom read any writing about interpreting composition in relation to the intent of the photographer, say, to complement the intended atmosphere.  Let me put it this way: Composition is a tool to use for a purpose, but not a tool to use for showing people that you know that tool.