Composition is one of the most important skills for any photographer to learn. Straight up. No joke. It's all about how to decide what to include and exclude from your photo, and how to arrange it all to create the strongest image possible. But I’ll confess, I totally neglected my composition study for many years. I thought it seemed boring. I knew the Rule of Thirds so I … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons Why You NEED to Learn Composition
Lighting & Composition
Oh man, we're SUPER excited to announce that our latest tutorial is now available, and it's going to help you take incredible photos! See, building your composition skills is the fastest and most lasting way to create amazing images. But learning about composition can be frustrating. The information out there is vague and confusing. That's why we've spent hundreds and … [Read more...] about Our NEW Tutorial: Incredibly Important Composition Skills!
I have a confession to make: I'm a recovering light snob. I spent so many years learning how to see good light, that when I would see "bad" light, I wouldn't even take out my camera. I'd scoff at the people around me taking shots, thinking "Oh, they don't know how bad the light is". What a fool I was! Once I took off my snob glasses, it was like I could finally see … [Read more...] about Are You a Light Snob?
As a photographer, it's your job to find order in chaos. At any given moment, you have to be thinking about things like light, composition, action and expression, just to name a few. Then you've got to translate all of those thoughts into photos that tell a story. Needless to say, it's easy to get overwhelmed! … [Read more...] about Finding Focus When You’re Visually Overwhelmed
Great composition can do many wonderful things for your images, but one of its most important functions is to direct the viewer’s attention where you want it to go. Unfortunately it’s very easy to make little mistakes that end up becoming super distracting. Luckily, it’s just as easy to fix them. … [Read more...] about Straighten Up: A Quick Tip For Better Compositions