Tip of the Day: Reading Photos

People in Western cultures read from left to right. One compositional trick, then, is to place the focal point of your photo on the left cross points. This exploits a viewer’s natural tendency to scan an image from left to right, enabling him to immediately hone in one your photo’s area of interest. Adapted from Composition Photo Workshop by Blue Fier (Wiley, 2007, $30)

People in Western cultures read from left to right. One compositional trick, then, is to place the focal point of your photo on the left cross points. This exploits a viewer's natural tendency to scan an image from left to right, enabling him to immediately hone in one your photo's area of interest.
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Adapted from Composition Photo Workshop by Blue Fier (Wiley, 2007, $30)_