This Powerful Technique Will Improve Your Photo Compositions

Composition is a nuanced, tricky thing, and it holds within it the power to capture the viewer's eye and imagination. If you are looking for ways to improve the compositions of your images, no matter what genre you shoot, check out this fantastic video essay that will show you a time-tested technique for creating more interesting and compelling photos. 

Coming to you from Ted Forbes with The Art of Photography, this excellent video essay will show you the power of layering for creating more complex and compelling compositions. Layering is such a powerful thing for two reasons. First, it creates a more complex and nuanced visual landscape that helps to bring balance to your images and challenges the viewer to digest them on a deeper level and understand the connections between the elements. Second, layering takes what is inherently a two-dimensional medium and helps to bring the missing dimension of depth back to it. By doing this, your images instantly become more lifelike, and as a result, they become more interesting to look at. If you find your photos are technically sound but falling a bit flat, this might be what they need. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Forbes. 

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Leon Kolenda's picture

This is Click-Bait!

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Richard Tack's picture

Not c-bait, no links, not monetized.

Tony Clark's picture

Ted always posts interesting videos, he respects the work produced by previous generations and shows us how to apply their techniques to our own work.

Alex Cooke's picture

He's fantastic. Definitely one of my favorites.