Tuesday, January 31, 2023
The moiré effect is something you may have noticed in a photo before and not realized it had a name. Usually undesired and unintentional, moiré (or the moiré effect or moiré pattern) refers to unusual and repetitive lines, dots,...
Photography plays an important role when it comes to real estate. if you've ever bought, rented, or sold property, you're probably aware how much a good or bad photo can sway the decision making process. As you might expect,...
Repoussoir is a framing and composition technique used in art and photography. Pronounced “ruh-poo-swahr”, the term originates from the French verb repousser, meaning “to push back”. As its etymology suggests, repoussoir framing creates depth, with the ultimate purpose of drawing...
So, you’ve learned and mastered the rule of thirds (if not, do so at once), and you are ready to get a little more advanced with framing and composition. You’ve heard about the golden ratio in photography and want...
Shape and form are two terms often confused or lumped together. They both refer to the use of geometric objects, and are two of the most important elements of art along with texture, space, and color. Like these other...
Humans are pattern-recognition machines, and that’s one reason why we are so compelled by patterns in art. Patterns and repetition in photography, in particular, can be captivating because the photographer is often capturing real phenomena. But patterns in photography...
Balance in photography is a crucial principle of good composition. A photograph has balance when different areas of the frame equally draw the viewer's eye. This happens when objects, colors, or the sides of the image have the same...
Just like the use of negative space in design, the artful use of negative space in photography is a valuable composition technique. In compositions where plain, empty, or white space surrounds the subject (your positive space), negative space is...
Using leading lines in photography is a simple technique for making your images more visually interesting and compelling. Once you get the hang of them, they can help you become a better photographer. And it’s pretty easy to get...
 Despite the digital takeover, manual film photography is still a popular hobby and artform. However, the unique challenges it presents can make it overwhelming for a novice; even if they’re an experienced digital photographer.  Given the plethora of options,...