Lighting and Composition in Photography

This is a video I found on the B and H YouTube channel.  It is hosted by Jerry Ghionis who is an amazing wedding photographer.  Now, even if the last thing on Earth you’d want to shoot is weddings, this video will teach you a lot about lighting and composition in photography.  The video is a Continue reading


Photography and Perspective, Rule of Perspective, Photography Tutorial

Perspective in Photography

Since I mentioned perspective in the introduction to lines it made sense to add its own brief intro as the next post in the series. Perspective is a large beast much like the subject in the image below (my apologies, it had to be done).   On a serious note, the importance of perspective could Continue reading


Photography Composition, Lines and Composition, Photography Tutorial

Lines and Composition

Lines are everywhere! Nature supplies us with: rivers trees rays of light rock formations waves sand dunes and we manufacture our own lines with: bridges roads and rail tracks fences power lines buildings The list for both natural and man made lines is only limited by what you are able to see with your eyes. Continue reading


Color Composition, Photography Composition, HDR, Photography

Color and Composition

No one can deny the power of a striking black and white image.  When it comes to setting a mood, color, however, is perhaps the most powerful tool in your composition arsenal. Here is a list of colors and how you can use them to maximize their psychological properties: Red: reds are a very physical Continue reading


Photography, Photography Composition, Rule of Simplification

Rule of Simplification

The rule of simplification is as straight forward as its name implies.  It states that simple images are more pleasing to the eye. If you crowd your frame what you are actually doing is taking focus away from your main subject and potentially confusing your viewer with regards to what you are actually trying to Continue reading


Rule of Odds

This rule states that groups of odd numbered subjects/objects are more pleasing to the eye.  This is due mostly to the way that our brains process information.  When looking at a photograph your brain will organize and process odd numbered groups easier and thus creating the sensation of pleasure.  So next time you have 4 Continue reading