10 Must-Know Tips for Composing Landscapes

Consider the Rule of Thirds

National Park Service, Alaska Regionphoto by National Park Service, Alaska RegionFollowing on from balance; keeping the rule of thirds in mind can help to create visually balanced landscape compositions. The rule of thirds is a well-known compositional technique that says to place your main focal point off to the side of an image, rather than dead center. This often results in natural looking, and well-balanced photos.

While the rule of thirds is a good starting point, sometimes this rule should be broken. Often, compositions will call for the focal point to be in the center, or even slightly off center – the key is a visually balanced composition.

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