Embrace great composition, understand f-stops, and seascapes…

Today there is a lot of great photography tips on composition. Learn from an advanced composition course, improve your images with the rule of thirds, and be inspired by 30 examples that use key compositional rules. We're also highlighting an introductory piece to f-stops and some tips for photographing in hards light.

So let's get started…

Learn advanced composition techniques with this comprehensive course – Getting composition right has always been the greatest challenge for the photographer. If you’d like to get better at photography composition and learn concepts that go beyond the basics, you should take a look at Advanced Composition. This course goes beyond the ‘rule of thirds’ to cover composition concepts such as color placement, rhythm, and texture to name a few. Take a look at this course here. 

Photo by Martin Brechtl

15 Rule of Thirds Examples (to Improve Your Compositions) – If you are new to composition take a look at this article. It is a great overview of the best rule (or guideline) out there…the rule of thirds. The rule of thirds is a way to get balance in your images. This is achieved simply by subdividing your frame into thirds with two vertical and two horizontal imaginary lines (pretty much like a tic-tac-toe board). Place the important elements of your photograph along the lines of the grid, in the off-center squares, or where the grid lines intersect.

30 Photographs That Make Brilliant Use Of Compositional Guidelines – Composition is key to creating compelling images. Via this article, you'll understand the key elements of composition through the examples provided. You'll see how composition creates balance in your images and helps engage your audience with your story.

Photo by Walter Winiana

Understanding F-Stops In Photography And How To Use Them – Here is a great article on f-stop. An f-stop is a setting on your camera which denotes the aperture of your lens when taking a photograph. The f-stop stands for focal length, referring to your lens.

Simple Tips for Creating Better Photographs in Harsh Light – Capturing great images when the sun is at its highest point is extremely difficult. In this video, you'll get some great tips and techniques for photographing at that time of day that isn't popular with photographers

Photo by Silas Baisch

All You Need to Create Dramatic Seascapes Is a Great All-In-One Lens – Here is a review of the Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD. This piece tells you all you need to know about this versatile lens and uses the seascape genre to give the lens a workout. This is a great example genre given this Tamron lens's weather resistance and its ability to take a few splashes with no ill-effect.