Compositional Categories

All of the various composition rules/guidelines can be categorized into five concepts:

1) Placement of the subject;

2) Lines within;

3) Suggestion of movement

4) Color change

5) Depth of field

There are various rules and guidelines for each one of these categories, but I think it is helpful to take a step back first and think about the proverbial “big picture”.  As you learn about the individual guidelines, remember that an image is even stronger if you can combine them.  An image, for instance, that has both good placement of the subject, leading lines within it and color change will be great regardless of the subject!

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Approaching Winter Storm

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