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Canon EOS 6D: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Colby Brown

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Composing Landscape Images

When looking at a photograph, our eyes are naturally drawn to specific elements. This could be a bright spot within the frame, a subject that is incredibly sharp and in focus, or a directional line. In a few seconds, we decide if we like an image or not. The placement of these elements makes up the photograph’s composition, and our job as photographers is to include some of these positive elements to lead the viewer through our images.

Rule of Thirds

Chapter 5 discussed the importance of the rule of thirds in portrait photography. Well, it’s just as important in landscape photography. It is one of the most basic rules of composition.

In landscape photography, you will often find yourself working with strong horizontal ...

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