Photography terms and definitions

What is the golden ratio, and how to use it in photography?

Aug 13, 2023
Daniela Bowker

The Golden Ratio is a compositional tool. Composition is the process of arranging your frame to make an image that draws in the viewer and keeps them interested in your photo. Along with exposure and lighting, composition is key to good photography. So, in this article, we’re going to look at the Golden Ratio, learn what it is, how to spot it, and how to use it when composting photos.

All about leading lines in photography

Aug 10, 2023
Daniela Bowker

When it comes to composition, photographers have a huge collection of tools and techniques to use to create strong, interesting photographs. The rule of thirds…

Symmetry in photography – everything you need to know

Aug 2, 2023
Daniela Bowker

Symmetry exists everywhere around us. It is within nature, for example, in flowers and starfish. This means that artists have been reproducing symmetry in their…

How to use triangles in photography composition

Aug 1, 2023
Daniela Bowker

Triangles are versatile and expressive shapes, so it is hardly surprising that they are a bedrock of composition. They are used by painters as well as photographers as a key composition technique. You can use them to organize your frame, to introduce tension into your scene, as an alternative to the rule of thirds, and so much more. This meant we thought it was worth taking a deeper look at triangles in photography.

What is the rule of thirds in photography?

Jun 6, 2023
Daniela Bowker

The rule of thirds is probably the best-known compositional rule in photography. At a guess, it’s the first compositional rule beginners learn. It is straightforward…