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Digital camera - Composition

By Jakob Jelling

Acquiring a fantastic device such as a digital camera is only half the battle won. Making good use of this fabulous object in creating great photographs in the complete success and victory. And in that victory one must fully understand the techniques of crafting the perfection that is truly deserved. One such technique is composition. Many finer and intricate details lie in the composition and this discussion aims at revealing those secret grounds that only a select group of individuals dare to trod, but henceforth would be open to all!

Inspecting in more details it gets revealed that categorizing the various elements within the frame of the viewfinder for creating an effectual design is further challenging than it seem at first. An artist like a painter can position the objects where he or she wishes, however a photographer needs to search, discover and put in order visual elements within the camera viewfinder. Mother Nature is not perfect in these arrangements and variations exist that makes the organization process more interesting. Efficient composition of natural images is always a weighing scale between arranging essentials within the viewfinder as well as allowing a certain amount of disorder, inherent in nature.

Composition is the phrase used to illustrate the way in which a photographer carves up and categorizes the separate objects of a scene into an image or a photograph. Well-composed photographs and images hearten the viewer to observe more into and around the photograph and its segregated beauty and get a distracted feeling into the virtual world of the picture. Similar to good paintings, carefully composed and organized photographs and pictures reveal a lot of content and expression as well as show the design skills of the photographer. All photographic works involve the challenge of nature's imperfections, but with the technical and creative judgment, as well as a good knowledge of digital camera composition the photographer who can end up with a solutions can turn the most humdrum scenes into spectacular images or photographs. This is the beauty of knowing about composition.

Astoundingly, a great photographic digital camera composition is determined not by any additional gadgets or equipment, but with the help of the photographer's choice of shooting position and the intelligent choice of the type of lens to be used to take the photograph. Thus a sense of symmetry (either vertically or horizontally, to compose an accurate equivalent.) is very essential. Apart from these some very useful techniques used by the users of digital camera are wide-angle lenses that provide a singular kind of control by creating a much more three-dimensional space to arrange your image elements. Other techniques involve photographing with a worm's eye or bird's eye view that can be used to pull and push the image shapes into much more interesting designs. Also it is a good practice to shoot both a wide and close-up version using a zoom of the digital camera. Lastly, an important aspect of digital camera composition is to shoot more than one version of the work. A few variations of the image that can be edited later always provide a good backup.

Keeping all the above-discussed points knowledge of good composition can be acquired, yet the completeness is still not achieved. Digital camera composition is very much a concept or a personal discretion that can only get shaped up with personal experience. So, a user of a digital camera would definitely benefit a lot from this discussion but to materialize the knowledge of composition he or she must hit the grounds of experience!

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