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
- 2. Shoot the dark shiny silhouette
- 3. Large sky layout
- 4. Separate cubes
- 5. The layout fills the frame
- 6. Eccentric composition
- 7. Chiaroscuro (bright & dark contrast)
- 8. The sample composition is entering the frame
- 9. Small subject contrast in large landscape
- 10. Take a drop shadow
- 11. Reflections
- 12. Layered Layers
- 13. The objects are alternating, overlapping
- 14. Fibonacci Spiral
- 15. Frame the picture from the natural scene available
- 16. Triangle edges as the background
- 17. Inverted Triangles
- 18. Diagonal cut through the frame
- 19. Concentric curves
- 20. parallel lines
- 21. Objects lined up in a horizontal image
- 22. Movement
- 23. Highlight elements for repeated backgrounds
- 24. Image convergence
- 25. Path
- 26. The horizontal line lasts continuously
- 27. Place the subject in a low position in the scene
- 28. Combination of contrast
- 29. Dynamic balance
- 30. Layout of the font
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.
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
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.
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.