Learning the art of photography composition is important if you wish to be a professional photographer. It does not matter whether you are taking photographs of people, landscapes or objects, in the end it is all about how you arrange the images so that they make a story for the viewer. In this article I will show you some of the most basic photography composition techniques that you need to learn in order to become a professional photographer. By understanding these basic photographic composition techniques you will soon be able to turn any photograph that you take into something that can be used by other photographers to make their photos look even better.
One photography composition technique that is worth knowing is using the Horizontal Line Technique. This technique is particularly useful if you are intending to photograph an object and then later on want to remove it from the frame. For example, if you are taking a photograph of a child lying on a beach and then later want to remove it from the picture, then all you have to do is use the Horizontal Line Technique so that the viewer knows that the horizon line is moving away from the child in the background. The Horizontal Line Technique works equally well when you are taking photographs of a still-life and a flower.
Another photography composition technique worth mentioning is utilising the use of Odd Numbers. It goes something like this. If you are taking a photograph of a building and want to make it look as though the building has a number of different shapes, like pentagons or trapezoids or rectangles, then all you need to do is make use of the odd numbers technique. For example, if you are taking a photograph of a large building and want to make it appear as though there are a number of different shapes, then all you need to do is make use of the odd numbers technique. Then, when you have finished your image, you can blend the different shapes so that the overall shape of the building looks uniform.