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Gestalt theory appeared around the 1920s and explains some of the ways in which people perceive their own world around them. The basic idea is that when faced with a visually chaotic picture, the human mind simplifies it to more recognizable patterns and forms. The gestalt theory gives an idea of the pattern recognition process that occurs when people look at photos. Once you understand the principles of this theory, you can use them to improve the composition of your photos. Continue reading
Panoramic photography can achieve a viewing angle of 360 degrees. Such an image is difficult to print and see entirely because of its “contrasting” aspect ratio. One way to show the whole picture at once is to turn the panorama into a small planet. This will create an unusual and interesting image that will look like a real little planet, taken from above with a fisheye lens. Continue reading
Now a lot of discussions about composition tend to concentrate on such bases, usually third, leading lines, the use of color, etc. But not many people remember the tonal contrast. A real shame! But this is the very element that can really improve the whole composition.
What is tonal contrast? Continue reading