Tip of the Day: Basic Design Techniques

Helpful design concepts that can be applied to the composition of your photos:• Simplify content.• Vary the use of horizontal and vertical formats.• Limit static compositions by placing the main subject off-center.• Create balance or tension by arrangement of tone within the frame.• Explore alternative vantage points from which to view the subject.• Arrange lines within the frame to reinforce or express feeling and to guide the viewer through the image.Adapted from Digital Photography Essential