Photography – Art, Composition and Meaning

Photography is considered an art. Photography tries to captures certain events and convey the meaning of these event to people. Photography and painting are art forms that have common foundation – imagination. It is said that, ‘Good photographs convey a significant message’.

Perhaps one of the most common mistakes amateur photographers make is not considering the composition of the photograph. A change in perspective and placing of the lens can make the difference between a forgettable photograph and a priceless one. Good composition is a must in superior photography but there are some famous photographers who violate all the rules of composition and still come out with excellent pictures. It is because they have a great knowledge of composition and know how and when to break it. So knowing the rules of composition is extremely valuable.

The key to good photography is to get the right ISO and depth of angle. A great photographer spends time to familiarize themselves with everything their camera is capable of, either by reading the manual or trying various settings when taking pictures. Lack of knowledge of the principle elements of photography means the photographer will not achieve his goal of becoming a great photographer. Someone with an expensive DSLR camera will not succeed in becoming a competent photographer without the right knowledge. Having the right knowledge of cameras, a passion to learnt, ability to connect with the events or particular place, and knowledge of how to connect with the viewers are key to great photography.

Macro photography is another well known type of photography. In simple terms it is a method of taking extremely close up pictures. This kind of photography is very interesting as it can highlight some simple but beautiful features of objects and many people specialize in macro photography.

With digital cameras, you can take thousands of pictures and there is no cost. This allows you to try out different things time and time again, so you learn how to take better and better photographs. Get down to their level when you photograph animals or other small objects. Use a plain background to create more contrast and effect. Move in close when you photograph flowers or animals. Lock the focus on an object so that it does not come out blurry. Try to know your flash range and above all -always be aware of the light.