Photographs, illustrating effective use of of composition.

The following photos show an effective use of composition in photos. Selective focus as well as the rule of thirds are often used to create a more pleasing image. Leading lines are also used to give the eye a place to look or to lead the eye to a specific part of the image. The aspect ratio is also used in photographic composition I.e. the way the camera is oriented (landscape or portrait). There is also the use of framing in an image to create a better composition.


The following photos will represent some of these techniques that are commonly used in creating a well composed image.


This photo of a well known fashion blogger and her street style represent the rule of thirds. This is why the photo is more pleasing to the eye compared to the subject just being placed directly in the center of the photo. The grid placed over the photo helps represent this.

(2013), Fashion Blogger [ONLINE]. Available at: [Accessed 01 November 13].

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(2013), LIGHT AS DAY [ONLINE]. Available at: [Accessed 01 November 13].

Rule of thirds being represented as well as leading lines.

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Beach dress [ONLINE]. Available at: [Accessed 01 November 13].

The placement of the model is also using the rule of thirds as well as the beach as leading lines.

Leading Lines:


(2013), La Advertising [ONLINE]. Available at: [Accessed 01 November 13].

The dress and birds are the leading lines in this photo.


l [ONLINE]. Available at:[Accessed 01 November 13].

The leading of lines are being represented with this dress and the fabric.

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