Composition : Creating depth with visual separation

As a photographer are gifted with seeing in 3 dimensions, but the images we produce only ever exist as flat 2 dimensional representations of reality on either paper or a screen. Our spatial awareness we had when capturing the image, of the relationships between object A and object B or C is missing for our viewers. Consequently this places a massive onus on us as photographers to create that sense of depth in our composition; something we can achieve through visual separation.

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Composition : Don't Cut Your Corners

A photograph is essentially a strictly defined a view of the world, whose edges exclude everything else. However, these borders and corners can be much more than simply 'the beginning of the end' of our image, they can have a critical role as a component part of the whole composition and can add dynamism and flow helping to underpin the overall structure of a composition.

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