Photo Composition for Better Photography
Notes from the Web
Isolation is the process
of simplifying the intent of a photo by eliminating extraneous elements
(and clutter). This can mean
- Moving or zooming
the camera in closer to the subject to create a tighter frame
for the shot.
- Removing backgrounds
that are distracting or confusing. This can be done by walking
around the subject or choosing another camera angle that results
in a less distracting background.
- By using depth-of-field
to blur objects in the foreground or background. that distract
the eye from the main subject.
the photographer directs attention to the subject. To quote one
"Less is more.
As in most artistic endeavors, photography is most successful
when a few elements are balanced harmoniously, and order is imposed
"A small representation
of a vast scene is often more effective than trying to capture
the whole thing"
- Tightening up too
much on a shot can remove environmental or cultural details that
help "tell the story". Sometimes framing the subject
within their habitat is essential.