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You don't have to be a professional to take really strong photographs, all you need to know is the basics of compositional structure analysis(sounds big but it's not)
I wanted to show how easy it is to take what you have and make strong photographs with them. These are some photographs of an area a couple of yards from where I live and I used an old lamp pole to help with compositional structure. (This is my first Tutorial so bare with me and if u want any adjustments or explanations just say the word =)


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  • How to photograph a sky photograph. Tips To Taking Strong Photos - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get a piece of paper. I used a piece of paper I found beside me on a desk. The color of the paper doesn't matter to much

  • How to photograph a sky photograph. Tips To Taking Strong Photos - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold the paper length ways in the middle. Never mind my horrible unkempt nails.

  • How to photograph a sky photograph. Tips To Taking Strong Photos - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take your ruler and draw an "L" on the paper. The base of the "L" must be 2inches and the length of it must be 5 inches. Draw your Base line first and start from the part of the folded paper.

  • Step 4

    Cut out the "L". This will leave you with two L's because u folded the paper. Connect these two "L"s at the end to make a frame with paper clips. This frame can be adjusted from time to time to get whatever size frame you want

  • Step 5

    Now that you have your frame and that you're happy with it, hold it up to whatever you'll like to take a picture of.

  • Step 6

    Make sure that the scene through you're frame has a horizontal and vertical coming through the frame in the form of an "L". The horizontal and Vertical must be connected in you're frame

  • Step 7

    With step six in mind put down the frame take up you're camera and snap the scene. This will leave you with a strong photo and after a while you wont even need the paper frame because you'll start understanding you're camera's frame and how you'd like to align things better within it.


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n k.
n k. · Germany, Pennsylvania, US · 24 projects
could you make an illustration for step six? I don't really get it...

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