Top 30 composite photography


Photographer Nat Eliason has synthesized and drawn up layout tips that he found interesting and useful. He practiced, combining this knowledge into his own image.

1. Create an impressive light by cutting across the sun

When we shoot and place the sun somewhere, for example, a cross-cutting edge, or a sunrise on a horizontal line or a diagonal line in the image, we will have a very bright light.

2. Shoot the dark shiny silhouette

A figure silhouette silhouette back will create a shadow in the contrasting sky will look interesting, fancy.

3. Large sky layout

This composition combines the background is the sky is large, or mostly sky, up to two thirds of the frame. It creates spacious, uncluttered photos.

4. Separate cubes

Uses a variety of completely different shapes, placed in harmony in the frame. This layout is often used in shooting products.

5. The layout fills the frame

Arranges the subject to fill every position in the frame, especially for use with snaps, products.

6. Eccentric composition

Layouts 1/3 and 2/3 are classic and safe layouts to avoid layering between boring mind.

7. Chiaroscuro (bright & dark contrast)

This is an impressive layout by creating a strong contrast between light and darkness when taking advantage of the sun and the shade.

8. The sample composition is entering the frame

This is the type of scene that creates a scene for an object going into the frame, such as a shade, or direction of movement of the subject.

9. Small subject contrast in large landscape

Placing a character in the background in front of a large expanse will give the viewer a great feeling and a dramatic contrast effect.

10. Take a drop shadow

If you know how to find the angle, you can have very shiny photos to create interesting psychedelic effects.

11. Reflections

Mirroring is also a great way to lay out ideas, which you can use for any reflective plane: mirrors, glass, windows, puddles, lakes, etc.

12. Layered Layers

The effect of objects stacked at different distances, such as the distant trees in the high mountains, will create more interesting depth and composition.

13. The objects are alternating, overlapping

There are many objects stacked on top of each other is very interesting background image.

14. Fibonacci Spiral

You can place objects in the frame based on the Fibonacci spiral principle to reach the balance for the image.

15. Frame the picture from the natural scene available

Create frames from the scene itself, this is a form of framing that creates depth for the photo – such as taking a tent inside a frame that is a tree around.

16. Triangle edges as the background

A triangular shape intertwined in another frame will emphasize the subject.

17. Inverted Triangles

An upside-down triangle will also mark the top, in this case the art of henna.

18. Diagonal cut through the frame

A strong diagonal divides the frame, giving emphasis to the array, block of image.

19. Concentric curves

Concentric or concentric curves give the image a very structured look.

20. parallel lines

Parallel lines will produce beautiful symmetry.

21. Objects lined up in a horizontal image

22. Movement

23. Highlight elements for repeated backgrounds

For example, the picture below, the font should be the arms of the audience raised, two rays of gold from the cross-sectional frame to create a good accent for the picture.

24. Image convergence

Similar to inverse triangles, the diagonal lines are a good way to focus on the point of the image.

25. Path

Paths are classics that create depth. Human faces are naturally attracted to the lines in a photograph.

26. The horizontal line lasts continuously

The horizontal lines run from one end of the image to the other, creating a long-lasting effect and deepening the image. In this case, the surfer is flying on the ground with the main line being a surfing track.

27. Place the subject in a low position in the scene

For vertical images with a single theme, you will create a fancy frame with a large space effect when placing the photographer in the lower position of the scene.

28. Combination of contrast

Another interesting way is to incorporate contrast elements into the image, such as liquid / solid, hard / soft, delicate / clumsy. In the sample image, the snail shell is taken on liquid water.

29. Dynamic balance

When you have multiple objects in the frame, you should arrange the balance according to the perspective rule. The windmill on the right nearer will occupy larger proportions and stay close to the edge, while the windmill is far smaller but in the middle position, near the center to balance with the right-hand mill.

30. Layout of the font

This is the most common classics.