Friday, July 31, 2009

Photographic Composition - Online resources for beginners

There are some basic rules or guidelines to capture a frame beautifully that existed long before Photography. Understanding these rules will help us compose pictures in a better way. This will also help to understand the underlying meaning of the photographs that you see everyday.

One of the best online resources to start understanding composition is

The classroom goes though various abstract shapes that are commonly used compositional elements like The Triangle, Circle, verticals and horizontals etc.


Flickr is also an amazing resource of collective wisdom.  You can join groups and contribute photos that will attract comments.


Other sources worth reading are

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