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Principles of Composition

Previous article in this series: Finding the Frame The principles and elements of design first came to my attention years ago when I began studying horticulture and landscaping. We learned that there are certain concepts and […]

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Edmonton Photowalk II

Hyatt Place Hotel, Edmonton. Although I was up early to photograph the old Gibson Block, I kept my eye on the Hyatt Place Hotel to see how the dawn was affecting the reflections in the […]

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Composition: Finding the Frame

Previous article in this series: Assessing the Subject “Finding the frame” seems to be what composition is all about, but it is different because it concerns the image ‘container’ rather than how elements inside the […]

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Edmonton Photo Walk

  An interlude for the ‘Composition’ series… Last weekend I joined up with two compatriots from MacEwan U. to do a photo walk in downtown Edmonton. I wanted to start early to catch the first rays […]

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Composition: Assessing the Subject

Previous article in this series: What is ‘Composition’?  Unless you are a dedicated ‘snapshooter’ (a grab-shottist?), photography is a mind game. While not all subjects give you time to go through a long process to determine […]

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What is Composition?

Previous article: Photography and Composition In the visual arts, ‘composition’ is the arrangement of elements within a work. In photography, good composition supports the subject and makes it more visually appealing. Depending on the motivation […]

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