Composition is where it all comes together in photography, and relates to how we organize an image visually. Using it effectively can have a big impact on your photographs, and there’s even a rule of thumb to help.

Check out the video below to learn more:


Want to learn more? Check out MOPA’s other resources on the fundamentals of photography.

Also, be sure to visit MOPA’s current exhibitions. While you’re there, stop by MOPA’s Nancy K. Dubois Library for a unique resource of titles related to photography and film.


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