Photography Tip: Clean Composition with Bryan Peterson

8 years 11 months ago - 7 years 9 months ago #173970 by PhotographyTalk
Bryan strikes again with an amazing tip for you photographers looking to improve your skills. Bryan is continuously pushing "creative thinking" and making you aware of your surroundings. In this example Bryan shows you how to be aware of your background with the aid of your aperture. Showing the difference between clean composition and one that lacks it.

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8 years 11 months ago #174428 by icepics
This seems like it has to do with aperture (combined w/shutter speed) and depth of field more than composition... Usually composing a shot involves how your frame it, noticing how the subjects or elements in your image balance each other, keeping distracting elements out of the frame, etc.

It does show if you open up your lens (and with more light, use a faster shutter speed) how you can get a more blurry background for your subject.

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8 years 11 months ago #174616 by Stealthy Ninja

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8 years 1 week ago #260586 by frs882
nice


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7 years 9 months ago #270238 by fotojack

icepics wrote: This seems like it has to do with aperture (combined w/shutter speed) and depth of field more than composition... Usually composing a shot involves how your frame it, noticing how the subjects or elements in your image balance each other, keeping distracting elements out of the frame, etc.

It does show if you open up your lens (and with more light, use a faster shutter speed) how you can get a more blurry background for your subject.


Absolutely right. This video has nothing to do with composition, but rather about DOF and the right aperture choice.
But.....nice video though. :)

If you can't think outside the box.....get rid of the box!

Have a nice day...unless, of course, you have other plans! ;)

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7 years 9 months ago #270259 by makisupa
i didn't know those two were unrelated; that DOF has "nothing to do with composition"


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6 years 4 months ago #386179 by fhuddleston
Composition is basically putting your picture together and figuring out how you want it to tell the story which includes how you frame your picture, arrange colors, use texture, and utilize DOF to enhance your subject.  For example, take a look at some of Georgia O'Keefe's flower paintings. Yes, I know, she is a painter, not a photographer.  However, there is a lot to learn from studying how painters composed their pictures.  In O'Keefe's pictures of flowers, the background is plain thus forcing the attention on the subject - the flower.  When using DOF, you are doing the same thing - composing the background to point attention to the main subject or to compliment the main subject.  I know that there are examples of backgrounds with greater depth of field that compliments the subject or adds to the composition of the picture such as photographer Clark Little's picture from the inside of a wave as it is curling to make a tube and at the end of the tube is  a landscape scene.  Mr. Little had to use a greater DOF than Bryan did because the main subject is in the background.  These are examples of how you can use DOF or lack thereof as elements of composing a picture and that is what Mr. Peterson is trying to show you.


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