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COMPOSING BETTER TRAVEL PHOTOS Mary Fiore Wanderplex Cruising and Photography Contributor Fioreart.com

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Use art and design fundamentals to turn your photos from good to great.

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COMPOSING BETTER TRAVEL PHOTOS

Mary FioreWanderplex

Cruising and Photography Contributor

Fioreart.com

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Make Your Travel Photos Look Great

What to include

Where to place it

What to avoid

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Rule of Thirds

Mentally divide the photo into thirds.Place the subject at a one third point.

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Facing into the Photo

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Placing your subjects in the middle makes them strong

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In the content of modern Rome the Coliseum appears crumbling.

It is stronger and more imposing in the middle.

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Framing

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Consider what is in the foreground, middle ground and background

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The background is too busy

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1, 2, 3 or More?

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Uneven Numbers in Design Work Best

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Pairs can emphasize a relationship

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Try Different Angles and Perspectives

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Look for Patterns

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Lines

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Symmetry

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Texture

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Depth of Field

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Color

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See the Possibilities

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Find the Best of a Subject

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Study Art for Composition Inspiration

Tamara de Lempicka Young Lady with Gloves

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Let the Eye Travel to Your Subject

Empty space invites the viewer in

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Capture Emotion

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Go from showing activity to capturing motion

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Make Your Travel Photos Look Great

What to Include: Uneven numbers Color Texture Lines Pattern Framing Action Emotion Open space Different angles Depth of field Close ups and distance

photos Sense of place

Where to place it: at a 1/3 position In the middle Facing in or out

What to Avoid: Distracting

backgrounds Clutter Too much in one

photo

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Basics of Better Travel Photos

Capturing a Travel Destination

Getting the Most Out of Your Camera

Managing & Sharing Your Travel Photos

Photo Editing: Where the Magic Happens

Watch for additional follow up presentations on:

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Additional Resources

Photography and the Principles of Designhttp://

www.slideshare.net/mrtayteachesart/principles-of-design-in-photography

A Beginner’s Guide to Capturing Motion in Your Photographyhttp://digital-photography-school.com/a-beginners-to-capturing-motion-in-your-photography/

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References

http://digital-photography-school.com/5-elements-of-composition-in-photography/