Using The DOF Button

Once we become serious about photography we need to learn a few rules of composition. First of all, the “Rule of Thirds” helps in placing the main subject in the frame, and rules about horizons help in deciding where to place an horizon. We learn also about using portrait and landscape orientation; again more rules and guidelines. They are a good place to start and can lead both to early successes and very pleasing results.

But then, after a time, something happens: composition becomes more natural; you stop thinking consciously about thirds or whether or not a subject should be central in the frame and start doing what...

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Long exposure photography workshop on the Moray coast of Scotland
Landscape photography course and workshop in Glencoe and Rannoch Moor at the Highlands of Scotland
Tilt and Shift Lens photography course and workshop in the Lake District

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Rod Barbee is a professional nature photographer and workshop leader. He lives on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, USA. For more info about his photography and workshops, visit his website.

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