COOPH explains 9 photo composition tips with the help of Steve McCurry’s incredible photographs. Special thanks go to Steve McCurry for his time and permission to use his photographs in this video!
In the latest COOPH video, we demonstrate 9 photography composition rules with the work of the great Steve McCurry. The legendary photographer also provides a few thoughts about photography composition which you can find at the end of the video!
#1 Rule of Thirds
Place points of interest on intersections
#2 Leading Lines
Use natural lines to lead the eye into the picture
Diagonal lines create great movement
Use natural frames like windows and doors
#5 Figure to Ground
Find a contrast between subject and background
#6 Fill the Frame
Get close to your subjects
#7 Center Dominant Eye
Place the dominant eye in the center of the photo.
This gives the impression the eyes follow you
#8 Patterns and Repetition
Patterns are aesthetically pleasing.
But the best is when the pattern is interrupted
Symmetry is pleasing to the eye
#10 Rules were meant to be broken
Enjoy yourself and photograph in your own way and style