Thursday, 21 January 2016

Amy Koughan - The Secret of Composition

Composition is the most important skill a photographer can have. Amy Koughan has years of experience and was trained at the Otis College of Art and Design. She is highly skilled at composition and is always able to create a stunning image. She advices new photographers to spend time working on their composition skills in order to become better artists and professional.

Amy Koughan
 Composition involves several different factors. An important factor is framing. As a photographer, your goal should be to fill the frame of your photograph. You want to have a main focal point in the photo while involving several different aspects in the frame. The goal is to have one main point of interest while involving several other points of interest.

Shape is also key in composition. Using shapes and lines can help give your photograph depth. Using diagonal lines in your photo can help give it an interesting depth and can help focus interest on your main subject. When used correctly diagonal lines can increase the drama of a photo.

A great tip in photo composition is to avoid framing your subject in the center of your photo. Try different angles and avoiding the center. This can be a great way to fill your frame while adding interest to your photograph. When composing your photo, try using different angles and placing your subject in different areas within your photo. Amy Koughan always recommends practicing composition in order to learn how to manipulate every factor of your photograph for the best affect.