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    20 Mar 2015

    A Photographer’s Guide to Taking the Perfect Photo (10 pics)

    These photo composition tips from award-winning photographer, Steve McCurry, offer a little help for novices who want to improve their craft.

    #1 Rule of Thirds
    Place points of interest on intersections
    #2 Leading Lines
    Use natural lines to lead the eye into the picture
    #3 Diagonals
    Diagonal lines create great movement
    #4 Framing
    Use natural frames like windows and doors
    #5 Figure to Ground
    Find a contrast between subject and background
    #6 Fill the Frame
    Get close to your subjects

    #7 Center Dominant Eye
    Place the dominant eye in the center of the photo. This gives the impression the eyes follow you
    #8 Patterns and Repetition
    Patterns are aesthetically pleasing. But the best is when the pattern is interrupted
    #9 Symmetry
    Symmetry is pleasing to the eye
    #10 Rules were meant to be broken
    Enjoy yourself and photograph in your own way and style

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