Thursday, September 14, 2006

09/14/06: Composition Tip

Composition Tip: Build Triangles

When composing people for portraits, most often your best composition occurs when you build triangles. Triangles can either be like a pyramid or inverted. You'll end up being able to establish better relationships with your composition when building triangles -- relationships such as parent / child, old / young, etc. You'll also end up being able to fill more of the frame (esp. for vertical shots) when you compose by building triangles.

Even when shooting a portrait of two people, you can form angles to enhance the composition. Here is an example:


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