Embrace The Chaos

Although simplicity can often be a good strategy, Gestalt principles are best used to create a sense of order with complex compositions. As Ian Plant says, the ability to master complex scenes is the hallmark of composition excellence and is something for which all photographers should strive

An ancient hunter hides in the tall grass, a massive cat with sabre-like teeth designed to shred and tear those unfortunate enough to fall within its grasp. The cat knows that the grass will obscure it from its quarry, providing a screen of camouflage that will mask its stealthy movements. But this prey is different: the tall, slender animal walking on…

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Ian Plant is a full time professional nature photographer, writer, and adventurer. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, books and calendars, and he is a frequent contributor to Popular Photography and Outdoor Photographer magazines, among others.

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