Photography 101: The Rules and Elements of Composition

The Daily Post

Recently, photographer Wenjie Zhang introduced us to the fundamentals of light. Let’s continue our journey through the Photography 101 series and move on to composition. For the next few installments, photographer (and active Daily Post participant) Jeff Sinon takes the reins. Here in part one, he introduces some of the “rules” and elements of composition, and in part two, he’ll offer insights and tips on how to find the best shot.

Jeff illustrates his points with stunning landscapes and nature scenes he’s captured, taken mainly with his Canon 7D, but you can apply his techniques to your own images, no matter your camera or subject matter. Let’s go!

No matter your skill level in photography, or how “honed” your visual eye may be, we’re all naturally curious about what we see. Images take our eyes on a journey, whether we’re looking through a viewfinder or examining a photograph. These next…

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“Good artists copy. Great artists steal.” Picasso

This comment is based on the post by Jason the Content Librarian entitled “On Imitation and Stealing in Library Innovation”

Librarians have been “stealing” ideas from other librarians and incorporating them into their own libraries. I think that the secret lies in learning how to take what is “stolen” and use it in your own genuine way to introduce it to your library to be able to reap the most benefits from the idea.

Overall I think that Jason’s point is that anyone can copy an idea from someone else but it takes a lot of skill, determination and originality to turn it into something amazing and successful. By looking at a simple idea and it response provides more ideas on how to enhance it and make it even more successful.


New Themes: Hemingway Rewritten and Sweet Life

New themes are here guys! Check them out!

The Blog

Happy Theme Thursday, all! Today I’m proud to announce two excellent new themes for your enjoyment. Read on for more!

Hemingway Rewritten

Hemingway Rewritten

Hemingway Rewritten by Anders Norén is a classic, responsive blog theme with a slick parallax header effect and a minimal, elegant design. Large featured headers make this theme great for photographers, or anyone who wants to share their visuals in a bold way.

Sweet Life

Sweet Life

Sweet Life by Anariel Design is a perfect theme for restaurants, bars, or cafes who want to share their culinary delights with the world. Optimized for mobile devices, your content looks great at any screen size, and you can add extra pizzaz to your site with Post Formats.

Hemingway Rewritten is a free theme, and Sweet Life is a premium upgrade. Test drive any theme on your blog from Appearance → Themes.

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