Nature photography is the ultimate experience for those wanting to witness the very basics of how our planet works on a primal level, separated from the daily struggles of everyday life. What most of us don’t realize when we get out there in the wilds to create photographs is that a simple snapshot of nature very rarely impacts our viewers. The reason for this is because there are so many of us heading into the wilds for our free time. Many of us are seeing those pretty streams, stunning sunsets, and dramatic landscapes with our own eyes. In order to create a compelling image we now need to go beyond the obvious and transcend the mundane.Join Great Photography Courses today. Get instant access to this course.
Line – It is the easiest one of our elements of design to find. Lines exist everywhere. They line the roads we drive every day and they form the forests that we find peace and tranquility during our daily lives. In fact, there isn’t much that we don’t interact with on our daily routines that don’t possess some form of line. But how do they present themselves?Join Great Photography Courses today. Get instant access to this course.
Shape – Shapes are components that are commonly made up of lines. They are forms. They have a three dimensionality that we can use to engage the viewer in a typical two dimensional scene. We can place shapes in order, random, or in a combination that guides our viewer as well.
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Value – Subjects that are pure white typically attract our eye and stand out in our composition. Subjects that are dark typically recede into our frame. We can use lights and darks to guide our viewer and we can actually go in the opposite direction making our subjects dark in a light field or vice versa or discovering a harmonious balance in between. Think contrasts and similarities in subject, light, and environment when using this element.Join Great Photography Courses today. Get instant access to this course.