8 Easy Tips to Master Composition You Need To Know

Composition – is the placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art. How do I master composition?

In this short video, I give you 8 tips to master composition. That is what people tell me they struggle with the most, and understandably so. Composition can be extremely difficult to understand and or achieve. It is a way to tell a story, to express your feeling and what you are seeing. 

There truly is not a way to tell you how to compose your photos. That will come with time and experience. However, with this tips to master composition, you will be able to start understanding it a bit better and taking better photos. 

Think about these tips while you are out there taking photos. They make a big difference in the way you look at things and the way you see through your camera.  I can assure you that by following this tips your photography game will benefit greatly.

1.  Use leading lines to invite the viewer into the image. 

2.  Add a splash of color to your image. 

3. Change your perspective. (drones are great for this) 

4. Find interesting people to photograph. 

5. Use foreground elements to tell a compelling story. 

6. Use a zoom lens to compress your image. (bring the background closer to the viewer)

7.  Go shoot during bad weather. Crazy weather makes dramatic photos. 

8. Break all the rules. In the photography game there are NO rules.  

Have fun out there and remember to enjoy the scenery. Watch the video below to see examples of these 8 tips to master composition. 

The Gear

 Mavic Air is my favorite drone. Easy to pack for traveling and great for photos and video. The gear I use for all my photos: Nikon D800 with a Nikon 14-24mm a Nikon 24-85mm a Nikon 70-200.  A MeFOTO tripod is a must. I edit all my images with my Lightroom Presets download them and give them a try.

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Tips to Master Composition

Check out my 10 landscape photography tips. If you have any others to add please leave them in the comments below. 

10 tips and tricks to improve your landscape photography Today

Here are 10 tips and tricks to improve your landscape photography right now. Yes, you read that correctly, right now. These are very simple tips you can start implying to your daily photography game right now. I live and die by these. You can apply these to any kind of photography however some are best for landscape photography. Practice these and your photography game will be brought up a notch. 

10 tips and tricks to improve your landscape photography Today

THE GEAR 

The gear I use for all my photos: Nikon D800 with a Nikon 14-24mm a Nikon 24-85mm a Nikon 70-200 and a Tamron 150-600mm.  A MeFOTO tripod is a must. I edit all my images with my Lightroom Presets download them and give them a try.

10 tips and tricks to improve your landscape photography

  • 1. Shoot at F11 and above. This will guarantee everything is always in focus. 
  • 2. Add a foreground element to the photo. This will help draw the viewer into the ima and make it more interesting. 
  • 3. Use clouds to add drama to your image. 
  • 4. Add the human element. This can bring life into any photograph that would otherwise be boring. 
  • 5. Shoot at sunrise and sunset. These are the best times to get the best color for landscape photography. 
  • 6. Slow down your shutter speed. This will create beautiful effects with surrounding water and clouds. 
  • 7. Add birds to y our photo. This creates a sense of movement and brings any photo to life. 
  • 8. Shoot low to the ground. This creates a sense of scale. 
  • 9. Always make sure your horizon is straight. ALWAYS. This is the number one rule in landscape photography. 
  • 10. Have fun out there and remember to experiment

Follow this tips and with a bit of practice, your photography game will improve. By practicing and experimenting you will be making beautiful images in no time at all. 

 

Must see places in Miami Beach

Must see places in Miami Beach

Must see places in Miami Beach.

Here is a list I have put together the most photogenic places in Miami Beach. This are the must see places when visiting. This are my personal favorite and when I am home, you can often find me at this spots catching a nice sunset or snapping some pics. This list is for photographers and tourists alike.

Number one. This is probably the most popular, The Colony Hotel on Ocean Dr. between 7th and 8th Street. This place is always packed and you can find photographers and tourists lined up to get a shot of the Colony Hotel. Lots of movies have been filmed here and continue to be filmed here. Large crowds of people gather around this place like a pile of ants do when they find a little snack.

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Number 2. The beach. I know I know its obvious right? Well not for a lot of people, if your here you have to go to the beach and catch a sunrise, they come in all shapes colors and sizes, sure to please the soul.

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Number 3. Española Way, this is street you would find in Europe, though is a short walk you are sure to enjoy it this is best experienced at night.

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Number 4. South Pointe Park. This is my favorite spot in all of Miami Beach. What is cool about this park is that it wraps around the most Southern tip of the Island, from the beach (starting at the Jetty lifeguard tower) to the West, where you can catch a sunset you only see in magazines over the Miami Skyline. This is best experienced on a bicycle, walking or with a loved one. (see next photo below of an aerial view)
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Here is an aerial view of South Pointe Park. This is great any time of the day or night.

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Number 5. Maurice Gibb Memorial Park, here you can catch a sunset, go paddle boarding, have a picnic or simply relax. Lots of people come here to do Yoga during the sunset. I often come to watch the sunset with my doggies.

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Number 6. Watson Island Park, this place is located behind the Children’s Museum. Very easy to find. Here you can see an incredible view of the Miami Skyline, great for a sunset shoot or a really cool night shot. Lots of people come here to fish and hang out. You are guaranteed to run into a photographer (or many) here any day or night of the week. Lots of cloud formations often changing, you are always guaranteed an insane shot and a feel good kind of evening.

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There you have it guys, my top spots to visit and photograph while you are visiting Miami Beach. There is a couple more but this are the ones you shouldn’t miss. If you have one to add to the list, please drop me a line below.

10 easy tips to make you a better photographer

10 easy tips to make you a better photographer

Here are 10 quick and easy tips to make you a better photographer:

1. I know this one is very obvious but not a lot of people practice it including some of my very close photographer friends,: Always bring your camera everywhere, you never know when the perfect shot is going to be there, and trust me it took me a long time to learn this.

2. Don’t worry about looking like a tourist or goofy, remember the people around you are the ones that are going to buy your photos. This is your craft and you are the professional.

3. Always look at your horizon in the background and make sure it’s straight (even if you want it to be out of focus). There is nothing worse than taking a great photo with an out of level horizon (unless that’s what your going for).

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4. Always carry extra batteries and extra memory cards. (a bottle of water is heavenly as well)

5. Shoot what you want to shoot and what you feel in your heart. There is nothing worse than trying to copy someone else just because everybody likes it. There is room for everything out there, wether you are shooting landscapes, animals, people, junkyards etc. In my opinion, it’s all photography and it’s all beautiful. Be yourself.

6. Experiment, do not be afraid of getting unappealing shots, remember photos can always be erased (its a digital world), don’t be afraid to experiment. This is how in time you will develop your own style.

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7. Hang out with other photographers and learn from them, I’m a full believer in trading knowledge, even from beginners, you never know what you are going to learn. Everyday out there is an experiment. Ask questions, its much easier to ask someone how to do something than to break your head trying to figure it out.

8. Don’t worry about expensive gear and what the other guy has, this has nothing to do with your imagination and creativity. Even if you had a Million Dollar camera, it’s nothing without an imagination. Point and shoot cameras would suffice, cell phones are ok.

9. Believe in yourself and in your work, nobody is going to take you seriously until you take your self seriously. Share your photos with the world. Start here I Heart Photography Group.

10. Have fun, you wouldn’t be doing this if it wasn’t fun right?

I live by this day in and day out. I hope these tips will help you in your journey towards becoming an amazing photographer. Please feel free to share your tips below in the comments section. Don’t forget to Subscribe by Email. Thank you for dropping by.

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