- Apr 28, 2007
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My shots are sucky because I lack the composition skills that I need to know. Where can I read up on composition?
The best way I learned was to set yourself a certain amount of time to one single subject. Walk around that subject... study it... take a few photos at different focal lengths and perspectives. Study the results and how each minor difference vastly changes the subject on the frame.
Experiment.... reading about photography is boring. Perhaps join a club or take classes to share ideas and get good critiques.
I think this is good advice. I did the same thing when I first started. Whenever I went out to take photos, I always took at least 20 shots (usually ending up with 1 or 2 that were decent) of the same thing. When my girlfriend was with me, she would always ask me why i was taking so many photos of the same thing. Basically what I was doing was experimenting with different angles, then when i got back home id look at them in PS. And then of course pick the one that I thought was the best. Now it just comes more naturally to frame shots and I usually only end up taking around 3 or 4. And usually 2, if not all of them are good angles.
Experiment.... reading about photography is boring. Perhaps join a club or take classes to share ideas and get good critiques