The Rules of Composition in Photography Video

The Rules of Composition in Photography

Perhaps the most well know principle of photographic composition is the ‘Rule of Thirds‘.

It’s one of the first things that budding digital photographers learn about in classes on photography and rightly so as it is the basis for well balanced and interesting shots.

I will say right up front however that rules are meant to be broken and ignoring this one doesn’t mean your images are necessarily unbalanced or uninteresting. However a wise person once told me that if you intend to break a rule you should always learn it first to make sure your breaking of it is all the more effective!

The basic principle behind the rule of thirds is to imagine breaking an image down into thirds (both horizontally and vertically) so that you have 9 parts.

Using a Ring Flash

My review of the Canon MR-14EX TTL Macro Ring Lite Flash.
This new Ringlight for macro shooting is loaded with features and capabilities. Now with Canon’s E-TTL, it takes full advantage of the flash performance of the EOS-1V, EOS-3, and other E-TTL supported cameras. Twin circular flash tubes fire at even power, or can be varied over a six-stop range. One or more 580EX, 550EX, 430EX, or 420EX Speedlites can be used as wireless slaves along with the MR-14EX. The controller unit has an illuminated, informative LCD panel. Accepts optional hi-capacity battery packs.

Key Features

• Twin tubes designed for close-up photography with EF Macro lenses; Flash tubes can fire together or independently
• Ratio control in manual mode: 1/1 ~ 1/64 range in 7 full steps
• Supports E-TTL wireless autoflash in conjunction with one or more 580EX, 550EX, 430EX, or 420EX flashes
• Attaches directly to EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro (both versions), and MP-E 65mm Macrophoto Lenses [without filters attached] (can also be used with EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM via Macrolite Adapter 72C)
Can be adapted to other popular filter sizes with appropriate Macrolite Adapters; 52mm, 58mm & 72mm
• Incandescent focusing lamps and two forms of modelling flash permit preview of lighting effects
• Illuminated LCD panel for easy flash settings in any lighting condition
• Seven Custom Functions set on the flash LCD
• Compatible with AA alkaline, lithium, Ni-Cd and Ni-MH batteries
• Accepts Canon external battery packs (compact battery pack CP-E2 & transistor pack E)

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