Composition is a critical factor in landscape photography. It holds so much power to make or break an image. Moreover, it aids in conveying emotion. This is why the rules of composition form the foundation for creating impactful landscape images. One of the very first lessons and golden rule is the rule of thirds. The rule of thirds is where you place the subject of the image at an intersection point one third of the way in the frame. In addition to the rule of thirds, composition rules revolve around symmetry, foreground elements, patterns, curves, leading lines, layers, horizons, framing, perspectives, and reflections to name a few.
Some may be born with “an eye for composition”. Although, it is more likely that photographers must learn how to compose an image. While that may seem like a lot for a beginner, the Visual Wilderness team of photographers makes the basics easy to learn. Furthermore, they explain the advance techniques to elevate your images to the next level. With some practice, composing photographs will start to become second nature. Afterwards, the focus turns to minimizing distractions, using negative space, and finding balance.
Photography composition is a cycle of continuous improvement. Start with the blog articles from our professionals. If you are looking to further your knowledge and create impactful and powerful images, then look to our Creating Impact Courses. The course goes beyond the basics and focuses on the various elements of composition. Some of these include colors, contrast, texture, negative space, and much more. Moreover, the course talks about the camera settings to capture photos with visual impact with in-depth case studies filmed entirely in Iceland.