Macro Photography – Composition

Composition means fix the various compositional elements of a photograph (the subject, the roost, the background, the boundary objects) in a harmonious manner in such a way that not stridano and do not create situations of not pleasant to the observer’s eye. Any photographer knows that a click should not be made in hasty manner but should be thought about the framing, the lighting, the angles, the colors are all elements that must be analyzed before pressing the button.

In the photographic composition, especially in macro photography, plays a key role orientation of the camera our subject makes it better with a vertical or horizontal shooting A choice that must be made not only in terms of the subject that we are going to take pictures but also in terms of what surrounds our subject

This picture, if done horizontally akusaraprosound, would lose all its charm to let fly and the pistil in the picture we should enlarge the picture by introducing other elements in the image and threatening to distract the viewer’s attention from the main subject .

Pay attention to the rule of thirds for what would be important to apply it, the macro becomes particularly difficult to build respecting the image.

In photography Fly the rule of thirds is not observed very thorough choice justified the magnification and the need to introduce, in the image, also part of the roost of the latter. In the photograph above Grasshopper, by contrast, account was taken of the rule of thirds with Grasshopper body positioned in the central part of the picture (ie in the middle third) and the eye in the foreground located at the intersection of two lines . Even the jumping legs are arranged in a perfect manner, to form a diagonal line that starts in the upper right corner to end on a vertical line of the nine quadrants accommodation a bit ‘too perfect, would be suspect ( often made in macros) to an image cropped.

In creating the perfect composition, we should never underestimate two fundamental aspects the support of our insect object and the background. In the photo of the fly, for example, the pistil is a very important element in the evaluation of the image and adds to its value (in terms of interest of the observer). Far more than can be the surface on which the grasshopper rests. Surface but earns in interest thanks to a blurred very thorough able to grab the banality in colored concrete.

In both pictures there are two indistinguishable backgrounds either for the very strong focus, either by the presence of a uniform background, in both cases, the photographers were able to isolate their subjects.