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Composition in Photography

Updated: Nov 30, 2017

In street photography, geometrical elements, though rarely used as the subject, serve an important role in helping compose an interesting photograph.

Flirt with the curves, dance with the lines, and be in harmony with the elements.

In street photography, geometrical elements, relate to the balance and structure of forms within a picture. Though rarely used as the subject, it serves an important role in helping compose an interesting street photo.

Masters, like Henri Cartier Bresson and Josef Koudelka, perfected this approach. They saw elements and visually arranged them in the viewfinder. They transformed what could be a normal picture and made it more appealing than it really was.

Geometrical elements in a photograph force the eyes to linger on it (at least for a couple of minutes). Letting the eyes slide with the curves; blend with the medley of shapes; submit to its uniformity thus making it an effective street photograph.

It brings out something what no one might have seen in a photograph. These elements are present everywhere. They throw themselves willingly to the photographer.

The challenge now is to be strictly mindful and observe with great sensitivity to framing the arrangement of these elements.


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