Photography Composition

This series of short video tutorials, concentrating on camera focus and settings, is designed to help you understand how to make your camera work to your advantage in every possible scenario. An understanding of both your camera’s focus and it’s settings is essential to achieving the best possible photograph. Whether you are trying to capture the magnificence of the night sky beyond the city, or your little one’s beaming face as he greets the new family pet for the first time, knowing just how to focus your camera and choosing the right settings will go a long way in capturing your moment. This series of short video tutorials, concentrating on camera focus and settings, is designed to help you understand how to make your camera work to your advantage in every possible scenario. Expert photographer, Rob Patterson, guides you through everything you need to know from how to achieve proper exposure to how white balance affects your photographs. This series is also loaded with proven tips and tricks, making choosing the right camera focus and settings a total breeze.

What is Depth of Field?

Professional photographer Rob Patterson explains how capture shallow or long depth of field so that your subject is properly focused while blurring the background

Compositional Elements to Look for in a Photo

This tutorial addresses three of the most common elements for taking great photos: Repettion, Contrast and Framing.

Using Negative Space in Photography

Learn how to use the concept of “negative space” to properly position subjects in your photos and add a sense of direction.

How to Use Lines in Photo Composition

Using lines – straight, diagonal or curved – in your photography composition can add a sense of depth, motion and symmetry.

Golden Mean and the Rule of Thirds

The Golden Mean  and the Rule of Thirds are arguably the  strongest, most important rules of composition.  They tend to provide the overall framework for an image, creating “balance” and allowing other compositional elements to work within your photo. At the very least they’re a good starting point when composing a shot. The Golden Mean or RatioWhen two…

Quick Tips on How to Take Better Photos

Professional photographer Rob Patterson gives you some handy tips to avoid common photography mistakes so your photos will shine!

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