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Cool Link: 7 Composition Questions To Ask Before You Click The Shutter

Submitted by on March 23, 2011 – 9:40 am 2 Comments

I was cleaning out old bookmarks today and ran across this link. In case you missed it a few months ago, Digital Photo ran a basic but great piece “7 Composition Questions To Ask Before You Click The Shutter” by William Sawalich with several tips to help with better composition. Sometimes, it’s easy just to point and shoot. This posts gives you several tools — questions to ask to help you approach your shot differently. It’s a highly recommended read for beginners and has great reminders for those of us who have been shooting a while. I’m keeping this bookmark.

[We] take that creative stuff for granted. It’s actually just as important—no, it’s more important than the technical settings. We need to work at being creative. We should be challenging ourselves to make better, more interesting compositions….

Click here to read the entire post on dpmag.com. >>>

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Marty Yawnick

Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.

  • Lisa Jemison

    Thank you for posting that! Simple suggestions that can make all the difference!

  • http://treesrocksdirt.com Dylan

    These are great tips for beginners. It pays to plan ahead to get that perfect shot!