Composition Essentials Essay


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I am often asked the question, What makes a great photograph? I always answer the question the same way, Composition. However, my view of composition is not the same as the standard text book definition of the word. Composing an image is not just about how you arrange the elements of your scene. It goes much deeper than that. To achieve a great composition, one must consider each of the following:

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About Jason Keefe

Jason Keefe is a landscape and nature photographer residing in the mountains of northwest Arizona. His passion for photography is driven by an undying love for the great outdoors. Jason has twenty plus years experience in landscape photography, and has taught digital photography and Photoshop for his local community college. Starting in early 2014, Jason will be offering Photography Workshops focusing on teaching people how to maximize the potential of their digital cameras in the great outdoors.

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  1. Lynn Pravecek October 28, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    Enjoyed reading your insights! I might show this entry to my 5th grade students!!! We’re getting ready to do an Andy Goldsworthy lesson plan and taking photos is part of the assignment!!

    • Jason Keefe October 28, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

      Absolutely! That’s why I write these essays. If you have any further questions, let me know. Would be glad to help you out.

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